Girl Scout Junior Troop No. 1899 met with Mayor Nancy McFarlane on March 9 to accept a proclamation from the City of Raleigh marking 2016 Girl Scout Week.
During the meeting, Mayor McFarlane shared highlights on her path to leadership roles, explained the role of city government and spoke of her time as a Girl Scout.
“Providing opportunities for girls to meet and learn from female role models in leadership positions like Mayor McFarlane is essential to the Girl Scout program. We want to express our appreciation to the Mayor for spending time with and helping inspire the next generation of female leaders,” said Lisa Jones, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines.
When asked about their experience meeting the mayor, the girls responded:
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▪ I learned that “anything is possible,” Issy Jakobuss said.
▪ Nora Miller said the mayor advised the girls to “be prepared for anything.”
▪ “It was extraordinary seeing what she does to help the city of Raleigh,” said Cosette Lupenski.
▪ “I thought that the mayor was nice to let us in and she was interesting in the questions,” Lilly Rogers added.
▪ Melanie Morello thought that the visit was “fun and educational.”
▪ “I learned a lot of new things about what the mayor does. I enjoyed it a lot,” Sydney Mayhorn said.
Troop No. 1899 is led by Jeannie Morello and Sarah Curry.