Sharon Girl Scout and high school freshman Rosabelle Fergus was appointed as a new girl member of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts Board of Directors at its annual meeting May 3. One of four newly elected girl board members, Fergus will serve a one-year term on the board.
Young female members of the board of directors play a critical role in helping to determine future direction for Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts. In this role, Fergus will learn governance — seeing firsthand how a board creates policies and makes decisions. She will also meet and work alongside influential professional adults and other girls, and have opportunity to voice her opinions on council business.
“Electing girls to serve on our board is part of our commitment to providing powerful leadership opportunities for our members,” said Patricia A. Parcellin, CEO of Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts. “We are fortunate to have Rosabelle join our board of directors as a Girl Board Member. Her perspective on how Girl Scouting benefits girls will be invaluable to ensuring that girls have a strong voice in the council’s decision making process.”
Fergus’s favorite subject in school is mathematics and she enjoys art. When not involved in Girl Scout activities, Fergus participates in varsity cheerleading and karate.
Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts is 50,000 strong, with 35,000 girls and 15,000 volunteers in 178 communities in eastern Massachusetts. The organization builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.