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The sisters of the Alpha Pi chapter of Kappa Delta sorority at The College of William and Mary hosted Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast on Saturday, November 5 to celebrate International Girls Day. International Girls Day is a celebration designed to teach girls that they can accomplish anything.
As the event started, over 100 Girl Scouts gathered around and made connections with the sisters of Kappa Delta. Inspirational guest speakers kicked off the event with words of encouragement for the girls. Girls had the opportunity to hear from a variety of female leaders, including Cheryl Lynch, Girl Scout Alumna and former employee of the state department, and Dawn Hobbs.
This year, the chapter added a financial literacy activity where they spoke to girls about savings and led the girls in a Piggy Bank making craft. In addition to the fun activities, such as line-dancing that hit home on the need for fun exercise, girls who attended were exposed to life on a college campus and saw what they might have waiting for them in their future.
Girl Scouts who participated were eligible to earn a special Kappa Delta participation patch.
Nationally, the Kappa Delta Sorority has been working with Girl Scouts since 1998. The sisters have hosted a number of events in which they serve as mentors and volunteers to help carry out the Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Each chapter of Kappa Delta holds at least four events for Girl Scouts every year.
Submitted by Alexis McCrae
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