Congrats to Daisy Troop #874 for being the first to earn the "I Climbed Mt. Juliet" fun patch!
As you can imagine, we receive many phone calls every day from people asking for information about our community. Some of these folks already live here and are looking for local info and others are from other parts of the country considering a move to our area.
About 12 years ago, we received a call from someone in another state who wanted to know what the elevation of Mt. Juliet is. We chuckled and said that even though Tennessee is a mountainous state and every city has an elevation of some sort, Mt. Juliet is NOT a mountain! After this conversation, the idea of an "I Climbed Mt. Juliet" campain was born. We didn't know how we were going to use it, or when, but it was placed in the idea bank for almost 12 years.
When we heard that the Franklin RTA had developed an official Girl Scout fun patch early in 2014, we knew it was finally time to climb Mt. Juliet! Our Leading Women Council quickly began the legwork, finding local Chamber businesses who were interested in providing opportunities to enrich, empower, and educate Girl Scouts in our community. We now have almost 30 businesses who provide a variety of activities to give these girls an opportunity to earn a local patch and help them learn more about what is so special about Mt. Juliet at the same time. Each Girl Scout, depending on age, must complete a select number of activity requirements to earn the "I Climbed Mt. Juliet" patch. The patches will be available at the Chamber office FREE of charge.
Developing this program from the ground up has been a lot of hard work - and fun - and will continue to be an outlet for our Leading Women Council to mentor these young women and help them understand the importance of community involvement as well as what it takes to be an effective leader in the business community.
Launch Reception for the unveiling of the "I Climbed Mt. Juliet" Fun Patch
Pictured withGirl Scouts is Agenia Clark, CEO of Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee