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Girl Scouts Need More Volunteers

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Many people know them for their cookies, but members from Girl Scouts of Western New York say the experience is much more.

"We hope to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place," said membership manager Marlene Worthington.

There are currently 2.3 million young girls enrolled in Girl Scouts nationwide. The organization focuses on field trips, sports skill-building clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges and much more.

"I think first and foremost, it's about giving the girls an experience that will help them later on in life," said Worthington.

In an effort to gain more volunteers, First Lady Michelle Obama has joined the Girl Scouts in launching a national campaign. She is serving as the honorary national president.

"Girl scouts needs you to volunteer. Girl scout volunteers could be moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandparents or anyone else looking to help girls in their community fulfill their boundless promise," said the first lady.

Worthington says she feels this campaign and their recent "I Can't Wait To" campaign have brought in more volunteers and girls to learn about what Girl Scouts is actually about.

"It was really a success. We got the word out through flyers through posters that people can come here and learn about Girl Scouts if they are not sure. I have numerous communities that were able to do that same thing on all on that same day," said Worthington.

Worthington says their door is always open for anyone to join.

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