Legislators meet with Fairfield Girl Scouts


State Reps. Brenda Kupchick and Tony Hwang recently met with members of the Fairfield Girl Scout Troops from Sherman, Mill Hill and Dwight Elementary schools in the state House of Representatives.

State Reps. Brenda Kupchick and Tony Hwang welcomed a group of Fairfield Girl Scouts from Sherman, Mill Hill and Dwight Elementary schools to the State Capitol in honor of the General Assembly’s annual Girl Scout Day celebration on Feb. 26.

The Fairfield Scouts joined more than 150 Girl Scouts from across the state who visited Hartford to learn about state government and discuss key issues impacting girls statewide.

In the House of Representatives, both Hwang and Kupchick met with the girl scouts to discuss opportunities for women in government.

“Scouting has a deep tradition of civic responsibility,” Kupchick said. “Having the scouts visit legislators at the Capitol is a good learning experience for the girls and so much fun for legislators. I really love welcoming scouts from Fairfield and was excited for them come into the chamber to watch a vote. They are so interested in the work of their government at their state Capitol. Their enthusiasm and eagerness to learn about public service is refreshing.”

“I strongly support the mission of Girl Scouting —t o empower and build courage, confidence and character in young women,” Hwang said. “These young scouts demonstrated their poise and presence as they listened and interacted with governmental officials. It was also fitting to host them in the Connecticut House chambers as legislators were voting to appoint another female superior court judge into public service, another example of reinforcing the endless possibilities of success in their future.”

The day’s events included a tour of the State Capitol and a meeting with Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman.

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