Girl Scouts can learn about city government

Jackson County Girl Scouts have a new opportunity coming up March 13.

The inaugural Girl Scouts in Government Day will be from 1 to 3 p.m. that day. The city of Seymour will host 12 girls in fifth through 12th grades to learn about the city by spending two hours with city officials and employees.

Girl Scouts may apply if they are in good standing (grades/attendance) with their school; have a troop leader, adult Girl Scout member or family member over the age of 18 that can transport and stay with them during the two-hour period; and can obtain an approved prearranged absence from their school.

The application collects information about the girl and their parents and allows the girls to rank the positions in which they are interested. Girl Scouts are encouraged to learn about the city departments by visiting seymourcity.com.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. Jan. 19. They are available online at goo.gl/forms/QPNEUlzElZm WNkwE2. Any received after that time will only be considered if there is space available or a Girls Scout cannot obtain the prearranged absence form from their school.

Applications will be accepted only through this submission process. All applicants will receive information regarding their application and further information via email on or after Feb. 9 so they will have time to request a prearranged absence from school.

Information: Contact Missy Casner, Jackson County Girl Scouts in Government Day coordinator, by emailing mcasner03@gmail.com or calling/texting 812-528-1942