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Girl Scouts Dedicate New Eugene Center

EUGENE, Ore. — The scouting motto is “Be prepared.” And now the Girl Scouts in Lane County can do just that in their new service center.

The Girl Scouts are calling a couple of office spaces over on Centennial Loop their new home. They moved in a couple of months ago, but Wednesday with Mayor Kitty Piercy they cut the ribbon on their new digs.

A local Daisy and Brownie troop helped with the ribbon cutting.

The executive director of the Girls Scouts says this space is a lot more usable for them and a better fit. There’s even a scout store to get your badges and uniform pieces.

There are about 1,600 Girl Scouts in Lane County with about 800 adults acting as volunteers. Directors say there are many advantages to being a Scout.

“It really teaches her confidence in herself. It teaches her responsibilities back to her community and allow her to connect with other girls,” said Karen Hill, Chief Executive Officer of the Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington.

“Girl Scouts has helped me get into archery. It’s helped me make some of the friends I have now,” said Cadette Girl Scout Ashley Amacher. And she says they are always taking camping trips, which she loves.

Directors say the Scouts can be for the very young and on into your teens, even adulthood when you can become a troop leader.

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