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Girl Scouts of Connecticut is Awarded Important Grant

June 2, 2011

Girl Scouts of Connecticut recently received a $70,000 grant from The Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation, Inc.

The funding will help support Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s unique, high-quality programs and activities that provide girls with opportunities to develop their own talents, learn the importance of community service, and build courage, confidence, and character that will serve them throughout their lives.

“Girl Scouts of Connecticut appreciates the generous support from The Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation,” said Jennifer Smith Turner, CEO, Girl Scouts of Connecticut.  “The funds will aid us in our work to deliver Girl Scouting to girls throughout Connecticut who benefit from the leadership, self-esteem and life skills embodied in our programs. Girls today face many challenges to their personal and emotional development and Girl Scouting is uniquely suited to help them face these obstacles and work to overcome them.”

Girl Scouts of Connecticut offers programs that encourage girls to Live Healthy, Lead Healthy, explore the world of S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), respect themselves and others with Girlz R.U.L.E.TM (Respect, Understand, Lead, Empower), and many more. All activities and programs within the Girl Scout Leadership Experience help girls build the life skills, leadership qualities, and self-esteem needed for success in the world today.

Since 1912, Girl Scouts has served hundreds of thousands of girls across Connecticut. With nearly 100 years of service in communities throughout the state, Girl Scouts has earned its place as Connecticut’s premier organization dedicated to helping girls discover their strengths, connect with each other and their community, and take action to help make the world a better place.

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