On Wednesday, September 11, 2013, State Senator Cam Ward presented Trish Coghlan, CEO of Girls Scouts of North-Central Alabama (GSNCA), a resolution from the Alabama Senate that commends the ongoing commitment Girl Scouting has made to support the continued advancement of girls in their roles as leaders. The presentation took place at GSNCA’s Kanawahala Program Center in Chelsea, Ala.
“Since 1917, our bold mission continues to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place,” said Coghlan. “Through our many years of work with hundreds of thousands of girls living in our 36-county service area, we’ve seen there is greatness in each of them that's hard to suppress. By providing today’s girls with a supportive environment, it will unequivocally help many become tomorrow's role models, leaders and captains of industry, while reaching their fullest potential in all aspects of society.”
Earlier this year on April 11, 2013, the annual Girl Scout Advocacy Day was held at the state capitol to announce the organization’s legislative agenda as the following: promoting leadership and educational opportunities to girls, such as financial literacy, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) (STEM), healthy living and supporting the work of the nonprofit sector at-large.
Girls, parents and troop leaders enjoyed a day of shadowing female legislators from their communities to gain a better understanding of the process and to inspire them to aim high in whatever they choose to do in life.