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Do-Dads Do Great Things!

When the public thinks of Girl Scout volunteers, they usually think of adult females. However, Girl Scouts do not ignore the bond between a girl and her father. Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council embraces the group of men who are fathers, as well as other important males who want to participate in activities with a Girl Scout family member. The council calls them Do-Dads.

"When my oldest daughter joined Girl Scouts I looked for a way to be involved," says Do-Dad Kent Hutchison. "By registering as an adult volunteer I was financially supporting Girl Scouts, but more importantly I was communicating to my daughter that I was committed to supporting her in her Girl Scout journey," he added.

"As dads, sometimes we find it difficult to be involved with our daughters' lives because of all the 'girly' stuff they want to do -- so Do-Dads participate by doing 'manly stuff' like cooking hot dogs for the Service Unit Membership Rally, or volunteering to lead a camping activity station at Day Camp," Hutchison said.

"Now that I have two daughters in Girl Scouts -- I find being a Girl Scout Do-Dad even more rewarding," he said.

Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.5 million girls and adults. Today, as when founded in 1912, GSUSA helps cultivate values, social conscience, and self-esteem in young girls, while also teaching them critical life skills that will enable them to succeed as adults. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Chartered by GSUSA to provide Girl Scouting locally, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the country serving over 63,000 girl members and 18,000 adults in 25 southeast Texas counties. For more information call 1-800-392-4340 or visit www.gssjc.org.

GSSJC Pluralism Statement
Embracing and promoting pluralism is an integral part of every activity and plan of Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, not disconnected or separate projects. Only individuals willing to accept and be educated about the basic tenet that Girl Scouting is for all girls may serve in volunteer leadership or staff positions.

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