On Father’s Day, the Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) reminded the community that a number of men volunteer to lead Girl Scout troops. While the public perception is that the organization’s volunteers are primarily women, men in Nassau County lead troops and serve on the GSNC Board of Directors. One father said he got involved after his daughter graduated from high school because he saw how GSNC had helped her to become a confident young woman. Another father started a troop after his young daughter expressed disappointment about the fact that there was not a troop in her area.
Michael Tolani, who serves as “Cookie dad” during Girl Scout cookie-selling season, told GSNC that he appreciates the practical lessons his daughter learned through cookie sales. “I feel so lucky to be involved,” he said in a press release. “This is a great bonding experience for me and my daughter.”
GSNC, which was founded in 1917, has served thousands of girls across Nassau County. Kelly Ann Poole, a partner with Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates, P.C., is a member of the GSNC board and the GSNC Delegate Communications and Events Committees.