Legislators named to Girl Scout troop

Published 11:56 am Monday, June 20, 2011

L-R: Legislators Kurt Wallace, Mary Sue McClurkin, Jamie Ison, Paul DeMarco, Terri Collins, Barbara Boyd, Elaine Beech, Cam Ward and GSSA board member Marian Loftin after the legislators were named to the honorary Girl Scout Troop 1912. (Contributed/Hilary Perry)

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

Several Shelby County legislators recently earned honorary spots on a Girl Scout troop created to celebrate the organization’s centennial anniversary.

State Sen. Cam Ward, R-Alabaster, and Reps. Mary Sue McClurkin, R-Indian Springs, Kurt Wallace, R-Maplesville, and April Weaver, R-Brierfield, joined several other state legislators as they were named to Girl Scout honorary Troop 1912 on June 2.

The troop was named in honor of girl scouting’s upcoming 100-year anniversary.

The members of the troop were named to the organization to serve as “the voice for girls in the legislature.

“We’re excited to have a diverse group representing Alabama’s girls,” said Trish Coghlan, chief executive officer of the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama.

Ward said he was excited to be named an honorary member of the longtime organization, which serves more than 15,000 girls in Alabama ages 5-17.

“They do some great stuff,” Ward said. “I was honored to be named a member of that troop. That is a great organization.”