Ashland —Girl Scouts Heart of the South Council is hosting Girl Scout Saturday on Aug. 18.  The Benton County Girl Scouts will be hosting their local event at Ashland Park, 15821 Boundary Drive, Ashland, from 10 a.m. - noon.  There will many opportunities for parents to volunteer and make a difference in the lives of girls! Parents often wonder, “What things can I do to help my girl become successful in life?”  “How can I teach her skills when I’m not sure know how to do them myself?” The answer to both of these questions is simple – JOIN GIRL SCOUTS.

Girl Scouts is the premier leadership organization for girls. It’s girl-led, girl-centered and girl-driven. Girl Scouts Heart of the South is helping women who want to better themselves learn to lead and believe in themselves.  Parents and girls can make plans to attend a Girl Scout Saturday event in their area to learn more about the fun and adventure they can share together.

Volunteers introduce girls to new experiences that show them they’re capable of more than they ever imagined. They serve as cheerleader, guide, and mentor by helping them develop skills and confidence that will last a lifetime. Visit to see all of the area events throughout north Mississippi and west Tennessee.

The power of the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) ™, helps girls and volunteers discover their strengths through Girl Scouting. Are you a Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker or Leader?  Wherever you fit in G.I.R.L. allows participants to be a positive role model and make an impact in girls’ lives.

Not sure how to be a G.I.R.L.? Make plans to attend a Girl Scout Saturday event on August 18th and we’ll show you!  Volunteering with Girl Scouts Heart of the South will open a world of possibilities. First there’s Girl Scout University, a place where you can learn about leadership, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), entrepreneurial skills, the great outdoors and so much more. Girl Scout University teaches about all the badges that are available for girls to earn and gives adults marketable skills for their own personal and professional development.

 Girl Scout University isn’t the only way a volunteer can improve themselves. Girl Scouts Heart of the South also offers We Lead – Women Elevated. We Lead seeks to encourage, empower, and equip women of all backgrounds with the courage, confidence, and character required to serve as inspiring role models and catalysts for change wherever they live, work, and volunteer. For more information on We Lead, go to

 “‘The work of today is the history of tomorrow, and we are its makers,’ was a famous quote of Girl Scout Founder Juliette Gordon Low,” said Melanie Schild, CEO for Girl Scouts Heart of the South. “Being a volunteer for a young girl today will not only make her history bolder and brighter, but her future as well. We are looking for volunteers to help us provide the Girl Scout program to girls ages 5 to 17. Be their leader today, their mentor tomorrow, and their champion for the future.”

For more information, call 800-624-4185 or visit our website at Don’t delay, experience the Power of a G.I.R.L. TODAY!!!

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