A Legacy of Inclusion

For more than 100 years, the Girl Scouts has remained steadfast in its mission to help girls build courage, confidence, and character, and go on to make the world a better place. Many women can relate to a time in their childhood when they wanted to join a local Girl Scout troop.

We visit with Girl Scout troop leader, Edith, and her daughter, Linda. Edith shares her motivation to start a Girl Scout troop for girls like her daughter, who has special needs. Using her Special Ed background, Edith helps troop members succeed by taking an activity and breaking it down so it’s easier for the young girls to achieve. Edith is a role model for parents everywhere.

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Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Girl Scouting In Nassau County started in 1917. A non-profit organization, Girl Scouts of Nassau County is chartered by GSUSA to develop, maintain and administer Girl Scouting in Nassau County. The Council, 1 of 112 in the United States, serves girls and adults through 36 local geographic Girl Scout Associations throughout all of Nassau County’s school districts.

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TAPA believes that every child has strengths that can be used as a springboard to learn new skills which can enhance each child’s personal sense of accomplishment.

At TAPA, the teachers use a wide variety of teaching methods to accommodate all styles of learning.

The primary goal of TAPA’s classes is for the children to experience the joy of dance, drama, art, and music. There are many other benefits to the children who participate including improvement in coordination, overall fitness, focus, listening, balance, self-esteem, self-expression, rhythm, and musicality.

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