"We're taking the opportunity on the 90th birthday of Girl Scouts to show our appreciation for these girls and all the volunteers," said Deborah Brady, communications/product sales director for the Girl Scout Council of Coastal Carolina.
The council governs troops in 25 eastern North Carolina counties involving 6,500 girls and about 2,700 adult volunteers.Brady
said the council's membership has grown by about 1,000 girls during the past year due to an outreach initiative.
"We're being more aggressive with membership," she
said, "going out into the public and community housing areas and to women's shelters.We're going to the girls instead of the traditional method of waiting for them to come to us."
In addition to recruiting new members, Brady
said the council is working at retaining senior Girl Scouts.