Rep. Halbrook Welcomes Philo Troop 2119 on Their Visit to State Capitol for ‘Girl Scout Day’

Pictured (l-r) in the Illinois House Chamber Gallery are Rep. Brad Halbrook, Troop 2119 members Abigayl Ray, Kiersten Reasor, and Hayleigh Clemmons and Troop Leader Andrea Ray of Philo. (Not pictured were Troop Leader Christine Clemmons and future Girl Scout Harliegh Clemmons.)

State Representative Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) was visited by local Girl Scout Troop 2119 from Philo last week during ‘Girl Scout Day.’ They participated with Girl Scouts from around Illinois in a march and rally at the State Capitol building.

“Not everything can be learned in the classroom. I am always pleased to see young people take an interest in their government and learn how democracy works,” said Rep. Brad Halbrook, a member of both the Cities & Villages Committee and the Counties & Townships Committee. “Programs like this help teach young women about civic responsibility and how to make a difference in the world. These kinds of opportunities can empower these girls to become leaders for their community later in life.”

This special day at the Capitol has been a learning experience for thousands of Girl Scouts since it first began in 2004. Girl Scouts are working to let everyone know that the organization is so much more than selling cookies. Girl Scouts help girls and young women learn to believe in themselves, learn to believe in their dreams and learn how to make those dreams a reality.