The Girl Scouts of Western New York will hold a one-day Join-a-thon from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Jan. 10 and take on-the-spot registrations over the phone. During the 12-hour event, eight radio stations throughout the Girl Scouts' nine-county service area will direct listeners to call (888) 837 -6410 to register.
Citing the leadership development opportunities scouting offers, the Girl Scouts say that 80 percent of female tech leaders and 50 percent of female business owners were scouts.
Though registrations are accepted all year long, adults who register to become volunteers or register their girls during the Join-a-thon will win Girl Scout goodies. Adults must be 18 or older to volunteer and girls must be in grades K-12 to join.