Girl Scout Troop 20617 honored by Southern Appalachian scout leadership

Morristown City Councilmember Kay Senter, far left, celebrates Girl Scout Troop 20617 as they earned their democracy badge and to present a city proclamation marking Girl Scout Week in Hamblen County during the week of March 12.

Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians applauds Troop 20617 in Morristown for giving being active in their community.

Councilwoman Kay Senter came to their Girl Scout meeting and helped the troop earn their democracy badges and also presented the troop a city proclamation recognizing the week of March 12 as Girl Scout week in Hamblen County.

By serving their corner of the world, Troop 20617 have become community leaders. Their accomplishments reflect leadership and citizenship skills that set them apart.

"As a team, Troop 20617 exemplifies go-getting innovation and risk-taking leadership in all its forms," said Lynne Fugate, chief executive officer of the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians. “They see a need in their community and take action. Their dedication and perseverance is making the world a better place."

At 2.6 million strong, Girl Scouts of the USA are 1.8 million girls and 800,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) to change the world. Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, she organized the very first Girl Scout troop, and every year since, we’ve honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit www.girlscouts.org.

In Morristown, Girl Scouts are served by the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect, or donate, call 800-474-1912 or visit GirlScoutCSA.org.

The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians is almost 14,000 girl and adult members strong in 46 counties in the Knoxville, Chattanooga and Tri-Cities metro areas. The Girl Scout mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts is open to all girls from kindergarten to high school senior, and girls are welcome to join throughout the year. For more information, visit girlscoutcsa.org or call 1-800-474-1912.