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Meeting set for those with Girl Scout ties

March 25, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University has launched a campuswide initiative to strengthen the ties between WMU and Michigan's Girl Scouts.

Students as well as faculty and staff members with current or former connections to Girl Scouting are asked to lend their insights and consider becoming involved in the initiative. Those with Girl Scouting connections can learn more about the initiative by attending an information session and pizza party from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in Room 208 of the Bernhard Center.

According to Bob Miller, WMU associate vice president for community outreach, the University is in conversations with the Heart of Michigan Council in Kalamazoo, which oversees the activities for all of Michigan's nearly 40,000 Girl Scouts.

"There's a growing realization that as a University, we can offer resources that will allow the council to experiment with some ideas that could become best practices for the development of young women in the scouting movement nationwide," Miller says.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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