Local Girl Scouts Excited About First Lady Michelle Obama Seeking Girls and Volunteers

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MARYLAND HEIGHTS ( KTVI )-First Lady Michelle Obama discusses the important role played by Girl Scout volunteers in a new video released this week. Mrs.Obama’s video coincides with the launch of a new campaign to increase recruitment of girl members and adult volunteers while highlighting the fun, excitement and anticipation that are part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.

"Girl Scout volunteers can be moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandparents, or anyone else looking to help girls in their community fulfill their boundless promise," said First Lady Michelle Obama. "As a Girl Scout volunteer, you can show girls that anything is possible, and you can inspire them to dream bigger and go further than they ever even dream.

The Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri is excited about the campaign. "This campaign brings Girl Scouting to life by highlighting everything our Movement can offer girls, and connecting our mission and values to their interests, energy, and excitement in a way that both girls and adults find engaging and fun," said Bonnie Barczykowski, CEO Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri.

Instead of placing ads on TV and in newspapers, the decentralized campaign will unfold in neighborhood initiatives and on social media as local Girl Scout councils target elementary-school girls with promises of adventuresome fun.

First Lady Michelle Obama serves as Honorary National President of the Girl Scouts of the USA. Every First Lady of the United States has served in this post since 1917, when First Lady Edith B. Wilson became the first Honorary National President. Foe more information on how you can beome a volunteer in our area check out the Easteran Missouri website at http://www.girlscoutsem.org/ or call (800) 727-4475