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Shortage of volunteers hurting local girls

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By The Staff

In 2007, nearly a thousand girls in Kentuckiana missed out on the opportunity of a lifetime. They were denied the chance to develop the skills needed to discover their potential, to connect with their communities and to take action to solve the world's problems. These girls wanted to join Girl Scouts but could not because of a shortage of volunteers.

Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana CEO Terry Blackwell wants every girl to have a home in Girl Scouting.

"It's very unfortunate that some girls don't have the option of Girl Scouts. We need to change that," Blackwell says. "We need good volunteers to show these girls their potential and help them discover their self-worth."

Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana is looking for dedicated adults to support the Girl Scout Program. You do not have to be a mother of a young girl to be a leader. You can be a college student, retiree, male, female - as long as you want to use your time and talents to build girls of courage, confidence and character. Volunteering is fun, flexible and rewarding.

There are many benefits of Girl Scout Program. Girls learn the skills they need to become successful - skills like leadership, self-confidence, goal setting, family values, money management and career exploration.

Share your talents and skills with Girl Scouts and build a network of contacts, gain resume experience and change a girl's life forever. For more information, call Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana at (888) 771-5170 or visit www.kyanags.org.