Charleston, W.Va. -- Beth Casey has been involved in Girl Scouts since she was in second grade. Now she will lead the local Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council as chief executive officer.
Casey previously served as the Council's chief operating officer. The council has members in 48 West Virginia counties, nine Ohio counties, three Virginia counties and one county in Maryland.
"As a council, we're on the brink of doing some exciting things," she said.
Casey hopes to provide more opportunities for participating youth to benefit from like she once did.
By Nov. 1, the Council hopes its new west side building located on Virginia Street on Charleston's West Side will be complete and ready to offer new opportunities. The building will include a "Girls Zone" where troop members outside of the Charleston area may come and stay overnight.
"Girls are going to be able to travel in [to Charleston] and stay and feel comfortable," she said. "We're giving them an opportunity to explore our capitol city and our culture."
The center will sleep 24 girls and four adults. Casey said the center would be used for training and re-energizing.
"We're just excited to be a part of making things happen in the Charleston area."
Reach Caitlin Cook at caitlin.c...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5113.