Girl Scouts president to visit here
Despite her lofty title as national president of the Girl Scouts of the USA, Elinor J. Ferdon describes herself as a "volunteer professional."
Ferdon will be in Washington County next weekend to help the Shawnee Girl Scout Council celebrate its 35th anniversary.
She has served in various capacities in Girl Scouting for more than 30 years. She has also served as president of the World Foundation of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, an organization with 10 million members in 136 nations.
A reception in her honor will be at 5 p.m. Friday at the Venice Inn on the Dual Highway.
Then on Saturday, the council's annual meeting will be at Smithsburg High School with Ferdon as guest speaker.
Approximately 300 Girl Scouts and adult volunteers from the 15 counties in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia in the Shawnee Council will attend that all-day meeting.