Senator Kelly Welcomes Stratford Girl Scouts to the Capitol

February 27, 2014

Hartford – State Senator Kevin Kelly (R-21) welcomed a group of girl scouts from Stratford at the state Capitol yesterday. As part of Girl Scout Day at the Capitol, the group of girls from Troop 37004 and Troop 37281met with Senator Kelly and participated in multiple workshops in Hartford.

“The Girl Scouts organization plays a major role in empowering young women and promoting leadership skills,” said Senator Kelly. “I was honored to welcome the group to the Capitol, and hope that their visit will inspire them to expand their role as leaders and promote continued civic engagement.”

Girl Scout Day at the Capitol gives girls from across the state the opportunity to meet with their elected officials and learn about advocacy and current affairs.

“We were thrilled to see so many Girl Scouts and supporters at Girl Scout Day at the Capitol,” said Mary Barneby, CEO, Girl Scouts of Connecticut. “This is a wonderful hands-on experience for our girls, as they see how they can be a force for good and exercise their voice with local legislators. A day such as this builds a girl’s courage, confidence, and character, so that she can move forward and make the world and her local community a better place.”

After meeting with Senator Kelly, the girls toured the Legislative Office Building and participated in workshops on government and leadership in line with this year’s Day at the Capitol theme: Emotional Health! “Because I’m a Girl Scout, I’m free to be me!”

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