Dolly joins Girl Scouts and becomes a lifetime member during a ceremony at Dollywood
She raised her right hand and recited the Girl Scout promise with the Girl Scouts of Tanasi Council. In a ceremony held at Dollywood, she received her very own sash and 30 badges. The badges highlight her accomplishments in community service, theater, art, literacy, songwriting, and environmental advocacy among other areas. Becoming a Girl Scout was a dream come true. She said,
“This great honor lets me live out a dream and to be part of an organization that stands for many of the same values I do and Dollywood does.”
Glenda McCarter-Johnson attended Sevier County High School with Dolly. She is now president of Girl Scouts of Tanasi Council. The two friends were in the 4-H Club together.
Knowing Dolly’s dream of joining the organization and her exemplary life, Glenda knew Dolly would make a great Girl Scout. Glenda said,
“Dolly realizes the importance of a program that helps girls grow into young women of courage and confidence.”