The Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania highlighted its mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character Tuesday, April 12, by honoring four female leaders in the annual “Take the Lead” event.
The girl-led ceremony took place at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Reading, which was transformed into a camp-like setting. Through Take the Lead, high school-aged Girl Scouts are paired with inspiring women leaders from Berk County and shadow them for a day to gain valuable insight into their careers and receive guidance to jumpstart their professional networks.
The girls, who are selected through a competitive application and interview process, delivered their presentations at the event.
Take the Lead guests were also engage in activities Girl Scouts experience at camp, like soft archery, and s’mores making.
The evening’s menu featured hors d’oeuvres stations, and Girl Scout cookies, including the new Adventurefuls.
Additionally, the paddle raise for campership support continued again this year, helping provide hundreds of Girl Scouts throughout Berks County the opportunity to experience all that camp has to offer with the help of financial aid.
Speakers included Kim Fraites-Dow, CEO, Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania and Alison Snyder, Personnel Assistant Vice President, East Penn Manufacturing Co.
2022 Take the Lead Berks County Honorees include Michelle Dech, Executive Director, LGBT Center of Greater Reading, Mary H. Kargo, President and CEO, Berks Community Health Center, Vicki Ebner, Senior Counsel, East Penn Manufacturing, Sharon Mast, President and Founder, Spark Solutions & Support.
2022 Take the Lead Berks County Co-chairs include Susan Fromm, Community Advocate, Pat Giles, Senior Vice President, The Wyomissing Foundation with presenting sponsors, Breidegam Family Foundation and East Penn Manufacturing.