On Tuesday, March 12th, Girl Scouts from across North Carolina celebrated our 107th birthday by gathering at the state capital for some legislative fun! The biannual event, Girl Scout Legislative Day, gave girls of all ages the opportunity to learn more about what it takes to be a female leader in government and law, the responsibilities of our state legislators, and our state history!
See below for some of our favorite moments from this fun and educational day!
1.Receiving our Girl Scout Week Proclamation from Chief Justice Cheri Beasley
Did you know that North Carolina’s new Chief Justice, Cheri Beasley, is the first African-American woman to serve as Chief Justice of the Court– and that she is a Gold Award Girl Scout?! Chief Justice Beasley presented us with our Girl Scout Week proclamation from Governor Roy Cooper and then spoke to us about the impact that Girl Scouts had on her life and what it’s like being a female leader in law. We were so excited to ask her questions and learn more about her Girl Scouts experience.
2) Holding our Cookies ‘n Milk Reception
At the beginning of the day, we held a Cookies ‘N Milk reception outside the Legislative Building at the Halifax Mall and passed out Girl Scout cookies to state legislators and other government employees. In this picture, North Carolina House Representative Allison Dahle stopped by for some cookies and told us a little about her journey into government… and guess what? Yep, she was a Girl Scout!
3) Meeting with Senators and House Representatives
Gold Award Girl Scouts had the opportunity to meet with senators and house representatives and share more about their Take Action projects. Girl Scout Emily met with Representative John Bell and Senator Jim Perry to be recognized with a certificate for all of her hard work!
4.) Touring the Old Capitol Building
Our state has a rich history, and the Old Capitol Building has been here through it all! Or at least versions of it have been…the original building burned down in 1831, and that’s just one of the many things Girl Scouts learned during their tour.
5) Acknowledgement by the General Assembly
Our last adventure was attending the General Assembly sessions to be recognized as the premier leadership organization for girls! Different members of the General Assembly stood to speak about the impact of Girl Scouting on their lives and why our Movement is so important.
See below for more photos of the spectacular day!