The Town Council welcomed several Girl Scout troops from eastern Wake County at its Oct. 3 meeting, with Mayor James Roberson proclaiming Oct. 31 Girl Scout Day in the town. Oct. 31 is the birthday of Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low.
The Scouts got to shake each of the council members’ hands at the meeting, and Roberson read a town proclamation taking note of the high percentage of women senior executives and business owners who have taken part in Girl Scouting.
“To be able to tap into these young ladies, it’s an amazing thing,” Roberson said. “It instills in them commitment to community, hard work. ... And this will go along with them into their adulthood. And I, for one, along with our Town Council, am proud to have these young ladies as representatives of the Knightdale community.”
The Scouts also took part in a citizenship workshop that allowed them to hear a lecture by Roberson about the meaning of citizenship in Knightdale and a presentation by Lt. Richard Haynes of the Knightdale Police Department on the symbolism of the town seal.
The workshop also covered core tenants and the importance of democracy, and how the Scouts can make their voices heard to positively impact their community and world. Scouts who took part in the workshop earned their Citizenship badge.
Girl Scouts is in its 104th year and has 2.7 million current participants nationwide and nearly 50 million former participants.
Matt Goad: 919-829-4826