Editorial: Scouting For Leaders

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Nassau County got into Scouting way back in 1917 with the first Boy Scout council and first Girl Scout troop. At the time, the orienteering and outdoor skills Scouting promotes were still useful, even in

Floral Park. Nearly 100 years later, our lives are much less rustic. Now, troops are more likely to promote robotics studies and entrepreneurship than how to start a fire or build a lean-to. But there’s a hitch at present. Scouting relies on local adults—parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins—for leadership. To empty its waitlist of 800 girls, Girl Scouts of Nassau County is calling for volunteer leaders, especially in Floral Park.

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