2018-02-09 / Society

Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands announces nine new members to the 22 member board of directors

Contributed by Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands

Maggie Meekins Maggie Meekins The nine new members elected to serve are Jackie Blakley-Anderson, Gloria Close-Spartanburg, Frances Griggs-Camden, Debbie Hamm-Sumter, Carolyn Harbison-Spartanburg, Maggie Meekins- Columbia, Lesley Moore- Greenville, Liying Shen- Greenville, Margaret Young- Spartanburg.

• Maggie Meekins of Columbia is the Legislative Resource Attorney at the Children’s Law Center at the University of South Carolina School of Law. A Gold Award Recipient, Maggie has a BA in Political Science and Spanish with honors from the University of South Carolina Honors College and JD from the University of Texas School of Law.

Previously, Maggie was a prosecutor representing the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services as well a private and non-profit attorney. She is a current board member for Katrina’s Kids, Richland County CASA Foundation, and a member of Zonta International.

Maggie says, “I love reading, hiking, and music. I am passionate about domestic and family violence prevention and helping people who have been victims of domestic violence and child abuse. I have always been active in volunteering and public serve and believe opportunities to engage young people and create a new generation of public servants are crucial.”

For more than 105 years, Girl Scouting has helped girls develop positive values and become active, responsible leaders in their communities. With emphasis on personal growth and leadership development through service to others, Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

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