PPL employee volunteers empowered more than 40 Girl Scouts – from Brownies to Cadets – in preparation for their roles in the Girl Scouts’ Take the Lead event on April 24.

The four-hour training included proper manners, how to shake hands, social media and photography techniques, and formal dining etiquette. The girls also practiced their roles as ushers, raffle rovers, color guard and chorus.

Take the Lead is the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania’s signature fundraising event honoring the Lehigh Valley’s most distinguished women whose leadership and professional achievements make the world a better place. Girl Scouts of all ages produce this unique leadership program and develop the skills necessary to become the future leaders of tomorrow.

PPL is a sponsor of the Take the Lead event, which raises funds to help support initiatives and other innovative program opportunities for more than 5,200 girls in the region.

Senior Talent Management Consultant Sue Drabic oversaw the event with Girl Scouts representatives and PPL volunteers.

“For the past three years, it’s been our privilege to work with the local Girl Scouts in helping them prepare for their annual fundraising event, and expose them to potential careers at PPL one day. We are always impressed by the caliber of these girls,” said Drabic.

Abbigail, a Junior Girl Scout and sixth grader from Wilson Area Intermediate School, especially appreciated the training. “Training gives you a good idea for what rehearsal is all about. You certainly need this training to understand what your role really is going to be like for the event,” said the aspiring lawyer.