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The Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay recently hosted its 14th annual “Women of Distinction” Celebration at the Hotel duPont’s Gold Ballroom. The well-attended event coincided with the organization’s 101st anniversary and included remarks by Governor Markell, Senator Carper and Senator Coons.

Appropriately themed, “The Sky is the Limit,” the celebration recognized Carol Timmons, Brigadier General of the Delaware Air National Guard. Honorary Co-Chair and Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden introduced General Timmons – who also happens to be his superior officer in the National Guard.

General Timmons, one of only two women in her 1976 Guard class, spoke about the challenges she faced along the way and how she found a way to fly, even when told she couldn’t fly in combat. (When asked about the recent decision to lift restrictions on women in combat, General Timmons exclaimed, “‘Bout time!”) She encouraged the Girl Scouts in attendance to follow their dreams, to seek out mentors and to lead by example.

Girl Scouts is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls — all girls — where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. In partnership with dedicated adult volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives, like leadership, strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth. With more than 200 local girls on waiting lists to join, GSCB needs your support! Visit www.gscb.org to learn how you can help.

Photos courtesy of the Girls Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay.

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