Girl Scouts Hornets' Nest Council Recognition Day Honored Scarborough
By Fran Farrer
CHARLOTTE, NC - Thursday, June 3, 2021 during the Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council’s Adult Awards and Recognition Ceremony at the East Stonewall AME Zion Church, Rosa Lee Scarborough, was surprisingly honored by Troop 1001.
Surrounded by colleagues, team members, family and friends, Scarborough was recognized for her creativity, ingenuity, dedication, and service in making sure young girls fulfilled their role to become the epitome of what a true Girl Scout is.
To become a Girl Scout, one must live out the mission of developing young girls to be courageous, confident and have exemplary character in order that they may make the world a better place. Again, Scarborough is the epitome of the motto, mission, and law that the Girl Scout lives by as she works tirelessly to ensure that G.I.R.L. is demonstrated in her troop at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Her girls are “go-getters, innovators, risk takers and leaders,” says her niece, Rev. Glencie Rhedrick.
The Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council was chartered in 1939 and today is one of the oldest and largest girl organizations in the Carolinas.
Shortly after relocating to Charlotte North Carolina in the early sixties, Rosa Scarborough became a Girl Scout leader and continues to serve as one of the longest African American leaders in the history of the Council in the 19-county footprint, at the young age of 87. She continues to exemplify the characteristics that Juliette Lowe, the founder of the Girl Scouts in 1912 modeled for the organization.
She has volunteered her talent, skill, and love for the work she does with girls in the following areas: Troop Leader 40+ years, Service Unit Manager, Troop Leader Mentor, Girl Scout Liaison for Troops of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Service Unit Delegate Coordinator, Troop Cookie Coordinator and Council Delegate. She has received every adult leader award from the Council and is currently nominated to receive a newly established award entitled “The Spirit of Girl Scouting.”
Rosa Scarborough is a retired educator from the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System as an English teacher from North Mecklenburg High School.
Scarborough’s team presented her with gifts and a beautiful floral arrangement.