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East Tennessee Girl Scouts CEO Attends Bill Signing

Lynne Fugate Legislature Signing

East Tennessee Girl Scouts CEO Attends Bill Signing,
excited that children will have ready access to organizations like the Girl Scouts.

Nashville, Tennessee: On June 9, 2016, Lynne Lawson Fugate, CEO of the Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians, attended the ceremonial bill signing of Senate Bill 2098.

This bill will allow youth-serving organizations like Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts to speak with children during the school day—ensuring that children everywhere have the opportunity to join organizations that allow them to serve their communities and improve the quality of their lives.  

“I am pleased to see our elected officials acknowledging the importance of experiences that things like a Girl Scout troop can provide our youth,” says Fugate. “Girl Scouts can make all the difference in the life of a girl, no matter who she is or where she lives.”

Girls who were Girl Scouts, to a greater degree than women who were not Girl Scouts:

  • Do better in school
  • Are better educated as adults
  • Have a higher income level
  • Are more active as community volunteers
  • And vote more often than girls who weren't

Source: Girl Scouting Works: The Alumnae Impact Study (2012) Girls who are Girl Scouts

About the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians
The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians is 10 thousand girls and volunteers strong in 46 counties in the Knoxville, Chattanooga and Tri-Cities metro areas. The Girl Scout Mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts is open to all girls from kindergarten to high school senior, and girls are welcome to join throughout the year. To learn more about getting a girl you know involved with Girl Scouts, when Girl Scouts will be at a school near you, or how to volunteer, visit or call 1.800.474.1912.