CHARLESTON - Charleston attorney Beth Walker joined Girl Scouts from around the state at the Black Diamond Girl Scout Council Cookie Tasteoff at the Charleston Marriott on March 13 to celebrate the 96th birthday of Girl Scouting.
"I attribute my professional and personal success in part to the positive influence of Girl Scouting in my life," Walker said. "I had many role models in the Girl Scouts who demonstrated to me at an early age that my potential opportunities in life were limitless.
"I am extraordinary grateful for my Girl Scout experience and hope that efforts as an adult volunteer enable as many girls as possible to experience Girl Scouting."
Walker became involved in the Girl Scouts at age 5 and achieved the highest award in Girl Scouting as a senior in high school. As an adult, Walker pursued opportunities to continue her involvement in the Girl Scouts and in 2002 was invited to join the board of directors of Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council, of which she is currently First Vice Chair.
In 2007, she received the Thanks Badge in recognition of her volunteer contribution.
"The mission of Girl Scouting is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place," Walker said. "In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives, like leadership, strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential self-worth.
"Our communities benefit when girls are encouraged to pursue positive activities in their youth and inspired to make a positive contribution to society as adults."
Walker is a candidate for West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. There are two seats available on the Supreme Court of Appeals. Both seats carry 12-year terms.