United Way - Girl Scouts

Brownie Girl Scouts of Troop 6113 take part in a group activity in March 2013 at Cedar Valley Elementary School in Killeen.

GATESVILLE — Girl Scouts of Central Texas Council serves about 20,000 girls in grades kindergarten through 12th in a 46-county area stretching from Bryan to Stephenville and from Waco to San Angelo.

The Fort Hood area is one of the largest of the council’s 87 service units, said Lynelle McKay, chief executive officer of the council.

The council serves between 500 and 700 girls in the Fort Hood area, she said.

“Our program is particularly important for military families because it provides continuity as the girls move from place to place inside and outside the United States,” McKay said.

This year’s contribution from United Way of the Greater Fort Hood Area to Girl Scouts of Central Texas Council is about $6,000, said Donald F. Ledsworth, campaign coordinator for the United Way.

While the amount may seem “very little in a multimillion dollar budget,” Ledsworth said, all the local money is spent in the local area.

“United Way plays a huge role for Girl Scouts in the Fort Hood area,” McKay said.

Contact Tim Orwig at torwig@kdhnews.com

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