GSNM NEWS RELEASE
Parents and grandparents looking for a creative and enriching holiday gift are in luck! Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails is offering a free Girl Scout Activity Kit for all new Girl Scouts who sign up before December 31. Families who sign up by Dec . will receive the activity kit in time to give it as a holiday gift.
Each Girl Scout Activity Kit includes:
• an “I Can Do It!” scrapbook for her to decorate with stickers, embellishments, and other fun frills and trimmings to show she’s well on her way to becoming tomorrow’s leader
• a Girl Scout “I Did It!” SWAP (Some Whatchamacallit Affectionately Pinned Somewhere) bracelet to make for herself or give to a new Girl Scout friend
• a “Together We Can Do It!” fun patch — her first patch as a new Girl Scout
“Joining Girl Scouts can be a life-changing experience for a girl or young woman. Studies show that participating for as little as one year can dramatically improve long-term education, career, and financial outcomes,” said Rebecca Latham, CEO of Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails. “We have troops across central and northern New Mexico who would love to welcome new girls, or we can provide all of the tools are resources for families to create their own Girl Scouting adventure.”
For 110 years, Girl Scouts has been the preeminent leadership organization for girls and young women around the world. Girl Scouts offers programs, events, and activities that foster interest in STEM, entrepreneurship, outdoor education, civics and democracy, global stewardship, travel, and life skills. Girl Scouts is open to all girls in kindergarten through 12th grade, with each girl having the opportunity to earn her Bronze Award in elementary school, Silver Award in middle school, and Gold Award in high school.
To sign up for Girl Scouts and receive your free Girl Scout Activity Kit go to NMGirlScouts.org and click through to the registration form. Once your registration is received, Girl Scouts will help you find the right troop for your girl based on location, interests, and schedule, or speak with you about participating as an individually registered member (no troop affiliation). The cost to register is $40 per girl and $25 per adult, and financial aid is available. For more information contact Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails at firstname.lastname@example.org or (505) 343-1040.
About Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails: With a presence in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Gallup, Farmington, Las Vegas, and Clovis, Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails serves approximately 5,000 girls and adults across Central and Northern New Mexico. The council serves these 23 counties: Bernalillo, Catron, Cibola, Colfax, Curry, De Baca, Guadalupe, Harding, Los Alamos, McKinley, Mora, Quay, Rio Arriba, Roosevelt, San Juan, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Socorro, Taos, Torrance, Union, and Valencia. Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails is an independent 501(c)3 organization who, in partnership with Girl Scouts of the USA and 110 other Girl Scout councils, work to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.