Girls Scouts CEO Inspires Local Girls
November 6, 2013 | WMFE--Girl Scouts CEO Anna Maria Chávez was in Central Florida yesterday to support the local council.
[Photo by Amy Kiley]
She seeks to empower girls to lead and has a special message for this region’s Hispanic youth. “Not only bilingual but multilingual individuals are going to be very welcomed in the economy and in business, and so I always encourage Latina girls: practice your Spanish,” she says.
Chávez says Girl Scout programs are available in Spanish or English.
She adds the real barrier to scouting is a lack of adult volunteers. It leaves hundreds of girls in Central Florida on waiting lists to join troops. Chávez says even people without daughters -- including men -- can donate time or money.
For both volunteers and members, Girl Scouts has a long-standing non-discrimination policy.