Area girls are registering now for Girl Scouts

Special to the Clayton News Daily

ATLANTA - As the new school year begins, the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Inc., kicks off a new membership year in which parents can register their daughters, ages 5-17, to become Girl Scouts.

Girls who join the Girl Scouts have the opportunity to learn, make new friends and contribute to society. Community organizational meetings provide opportunities for joining the Girl Scouts, and obtaining information about the many activities available for members to enjoy.

Organizational meetings will be held at hundreds of local schools, churches and other locations; registration and troop information for parents will be available.

Girl Scouting is available for girls at the following age-levels: Girl Scout Daisy (grades K-one); Girl Scout Brownie (grades two-three); Girl Scout Junior (grades four-five); Girl Scout Cadette (grades six-eight); Girl Scout Senior (grades nine-10) and Girl Scout Ambassador (grades 11-12).

In addition, adult volunteers, 18 years and older, who can serve as role models for girls, are in high demand to work with the girl members in the council service area.

Contact the Girl Scouts at (404) 527-7500, or visit www.girlscoutsofgreateratlnata.org to locate a troop near you.

About the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Inc.

The Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Inc., serves approximately 40,000 girls and more than 16,000 volunteer adults in a 33-county area. Girl Scouting's mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

For more information on how to join, volunteer or donate to the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Inc., call 1-800-771-4046, or visit www.girlscoutsofgreateratlanta.org.

For information on the national organization visit the GSUSA web site at www.girlscouts.org.

For more information on these meetings, contact Bebe Joyner at (404) 527-7596 or bjoyner@girlscoutsnwga.org.