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Girl Scouts seek supporters online

ERLANGER, Ky. — Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road (GSKWR) is encouraging adult members of the Kentucky community to shape the next generation of Kentucky female leaders by joining Troop 1912, a collective of adults willing to become sustained financial partners of GSKWR. Troop 1912 members are monthly contributors who support vital, life changing programming through Girl Scouting. GSKWR is in 66 Kentucky counties and Lawrence County, Ohio.

At a time when flexibility and innovation are critical, GSKWR has adapted quickly, shifting traditionally in-person programming to virtual programs and workshops to keep girl members engaged during COVID-19.

Now, GSKWR is asking adults in the community to join a ‘virtual troop’ of their own –– Troop 1912, named as a tribute to the year Girl Scouts was founded and calls on those who are passionate about supporting girl leadership to join the legacy.

“The establishment of Troop 1912 is vital to help sustain this incredible organization which develops our girl leaders of tomorrow.  By gathering a community of regular donors – former Girl Scouts or not – male or female – our goal is to help Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road continue offering incredible programs for girls of all ages,” said Carol Beirne, GSKWR board member and president of the Board Emeritus.

With programming pillars in STEM, Outdoor Adventure, Life Skills and Entrepreneurship, Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road is committed to offering rigorous learning opportunities that encourage girls and young women to explore their passions and cultivate change.

“Troop 1912 offers anyone who believes in our mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, the opportunity to partner with Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road in a meaningful and sustainable way,” said Susan Douglas, GSKWR’s CEO. “We are grateful and proud to be a Council with generous role models willing to lead the way in supporting life-changing programing,” she continued.

By joining Troop 1912 in 2020, the troop’s inaugural year, members will be listed on the Troop’s original charter, an honor and memorable recognition.

Additionally, participants will receive a one-year troop membership, an exclusive membership pin, invitations to exclusive events, and recognition on GSKWR’s annual report and website, along with other exclusive benefits.

To join Troop 1912 simply commit to a recurring monthly donation of $19.12 or more (or annual gift of $250 or higher). To obtain additional details and join Troop 1912, visit: www.gskentucky.org/troop1912.

Recognized as the premier leadership opportunity for female ambition in Kentucky, Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road serves over 8,000 girls and young women in 66 Kentucky counties and Lawrence County, Ohio.

With opportunities around the world, GSKWR advocates creativity and free choice, encouraging girls and young women to explore their passions and cultivate change through a focus on life skills, STEM, entrepreneurship and outdoor experiences.

Through corporate partnerships in the State of Kentucky, GSKWR is creating a critical career pipeline of intelligent women leaders.

To learn more about how Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road is creating experiential and leadership opportunities for growth, please visit www.gskentucky.org.