The Girl Scouts are back in Pembroke and their motto is “How can we help?” according to Manda Hingston.
“We would love to let the area know we are back and we are here to help,” said Hingston, one of five adults leading Troop 30079, which has 14 girls ranging in age from those who attend kindergarten up to 8th grade.
The Pembroke troop is for girls of all ages, however, up to 12th grade.
The new scouts’ first official act of community service was helping Pembroke American Legion Post 164 at a recent flag retirement ceremony.
Hingston, who has two daughters in the troop, said it’s been at least three years since there has been an active troop in Pembroke, and the the new troop will gives girls there additional opportunities to be involved in activities beyond sports.
Girl Scouting in the U.S. began in Savannah in 1912 when the group’s founder, Juliette Gordon Low, started the first troop. It has since grown to more than 2.6 million members in 92 countries and more than 50 million former scouts, called “alums,” according to the organization’s official website.
For more information about the new Girl Scout troop in Pembroke, call Hingston at 912-531-1874.