Girl Scouts in Malverne recently celebrated social etiquette and
earned their Social Butterfly Badge with a Butterfly Workshop at Our
Lady of Lourdes Church Hall in Malverne.
The festivities included a historical power point presentation on the origins, rules and definitions of social etiquette by Mrs. Arely Mendoza-Cantos, owner of Always Gracious - The Academy of Etiquette & Charm.
“We had a great time celebrating the origins of social cultural with a delicious meal of salad, roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, mixed steamed vegetables, buttered cornbread, 'Brownies a la mode' and the girls toasted each other with Apple Juice in Stemware Glasses," said Lisa Cataldi, OLL Troop 2179 Co-Leader. "The girls learned a lot and joyfully ate everything on their plate!”
Cataldi said that Mendoza-Cantos engaged the girls with "interesting, age appropriate, historical facts and was masterful in demonstrating and instructing the girls on proper table etiquette."
"Mrs. Monica Murray also did a great job in planning and coordinating this event for our troop," Cataldi said.
The Girl Scouts of Nassau County encourages all girls to embrace multi-culturalism and diversity and to be open to all races, religions and ethnicities. Girls are taught tolerance and acceptance as well as self-confidence and empowerment.
Girl Scouts of Nassau County builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. For more than 100 years, with 22,000 girl and 7,000 adult members, Girl Scouts of Nassau County has become the preeminent organization and leading authority for girls.
For more information on how to join, volunteer or donate to Girl Scouts of Nassau County call 516 741-2250 or visit www.gsnc.org.