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Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland has announced Karen Davis has been hired as the new Community Development Manager at the council’s Portsmouth Service Unit.

In her new role, the Lucasville resident is responsible for managing the delivery and extension of Girl Scout membership and programming in Adams and Scioto counties. In addition to being a resource for local troop leaders, girls and volunteers, the Shawnee State University graduate also works with community organizations, churches, schools, and civic groups in building collaborative relationships to benefit local Girl Scouts.

Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the premier leadership development program for all girls from kindergarten through grade 12. The mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

Through activities in science and technology, business and economic literacy, and outdoor and environmental awareness, Girl Scouting provides girls with opportunities for fun and friendship, while fostering the development of leadership skills and self-esteem.

In 2012, the Girl Scouts is observing their 100th anniversary. Many community events and celebrations are planned in which every Girl Scout may participate. Any girl may join Girl Scouts at any time during the year and at any time from kindergarten through grade 12.

Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council, headquartered in Columbus, serves more than 30,000 girls and more than 9,000 adult members and volunteers in 30 counties: Adams, Ashland, Coshocton, Crawford, Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Gallia, Guernsey, Highland, Hocking, Holmes, Jackson, Knox, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Muskingum, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Richland, Ross, Scioto, Union, Vinton, Wayne and Wyandot.

For more information on how to join, volunteer, or donate to Girl Scouts, call (800) 621-7042 or visit www.gsoh.org.

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