NEW CASTLE – Craig County resident Olivia Dudding has been chosen to represent the Virginia Skyline Girl Scout Council at the Girl Scout Young Women’s World Forum in Chicago in July.
Dudding is an Ambassador Girl Scout who was selected to serve as a Girl Member on the Virginia Skyline Girl Scout Board of Directors at the GS annual meeting in January.
Girl Scouts from the United States and countries around the world will attend the World Forum and to focus on three of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals: hunger/poverty, gender equality, and environmental sustainability. Dudding chose hunger and poverty as her platform.
She achieved the Girl Scout Gold Award in October 2011, and took part in an Adventurer Girl Scout trip to Disney World in June 2011.
Dudding also sold more-than 1,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies last year and was inducted into the String of Pearls Club. This club is in honor of Juliette Low, founder of Girl Scouting, who sold her string of pearls to fund the first Girl Scout troop.
This week, March 12, is the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting. Of the many events that will be taking place in our area and across the United States is the 100th Anniversary Rock the Mall Girl Scout Sing in Washington, D.C., in June which Dudding plans to attend along with other Girl Scouts and leaders from this area.
“Girl Scouting is a great opportunity to develop leadership skills and have fun at the same time,” said Dudding, who has traveled over half of the United States and part of Canada through Scouting.
Girls who are interested in joining the Girl Scout troops in our area or the Adventurer’s program for older girls should call the Virginia Skyline Girl Scout Office or contact one of the local leaders in Craig County.