NBC Montana: Girl Scouts in Bozeman celebrate new office

BOZEMAN, Mont. – The Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming have added a new office in the Bozeman area.

Girls from Daisy to Senior Scout levels gathered Friday for the ribbon cutting of the new Bozeman office.

Troop leaders and scouts said there are more than 11,000 Girl Scouts throughout Montana and Wyoming, and a new office will help offer support.

U.S. Senator Steve Daines was there to drive home the importance of Girl Scouts to the community.

“My wife is a Girl Scout, my daughter is a Girl Scout, my niece is involved in Girl Scouting and it’s so widespread in Montana. I believe we need to support it as we’re developing the future leaders in our country,” said Daines.

“I think that opening up a new facility just gives Girl Scouts, especially in this area and the surrounding area, the resources they need, the help they need to change the world,” said Girl Scout Jaydyn Child, from Dillon Troop 3537.

Daines mentioned that over 70 percent of the women in the U.S. Senate were Girl Scouts when they were younger, as well as 60 percent of the women in the U.S. House.