Girl Scouts Day at the Capitol took place this past Monday, March 11th. Over 120 Girl Scouts visited Tallahassee: West Central Florida, Citrus Council, Gateway Council, South East Florida, Panhandle, and Tropical councils were represented.Sen. Maria Sachs with the Girl Scouts

Senator Sachs presided over a debate between the girls which took place on the Senate floor. They weighed the merits of different legislative proposals to ban texting while driving in Florida.

 

The Girl Scouts have a long history in this country, and especially in Florida.  The first Girl Scout Troop was organized in 1912.  Since then, over 59 million women have participated in the organization including a young Maria Sachs (below photo). Sen. Maria Sachs as a Girl Scouts Brownie

Senator Sachs, addressing the Girl Scout participants, expressed the importance of shaping themselves as leaders and shared some of her stories as a young Girl Scout.

 
Even though the spirit of debate brought out many different opinions from the girls, there was one thing everyone in the room could agree on: Florida will be a better, safer place to live.