WATCH: Voting is a way to "make things happen," local girl scouts say

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Two local girl scouts dropped by WVLT's studios to talk about the importance of voting.

WVLT's Brittany Tarwater talked to the girls, both too young to vote, about why they are promoting an effort they aren't yet old enough to fully participate in.

"It's a really easy way to go out and make things happen," said 16-year-old Eva Counts, an eleventh-grade student.

"It's sort of just a way for us to get out and take part in what happens in our community," said 12-year-old Victoria Lamkey, a seventh-grade student.

Lynne Fugates, the CEO of the Girl Scout Council of Southern Appalachia, said that voting and participating in civic duties is one of the core values of the girl scouts.

"It really is," she said. "We were founded in 1912 before women even had the right to vote, and so, women practice voting in girl scouts."

The girl scouts will be hosting an event this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the West Town Mall.

Girls and their parents are invited to come vote on important issues. "It's a great opportunity for our girls," Fugates said.

"It is very important to us that we create the next generation of both voters and community leaders," she said.

As far as the future goes, Eva tells us she wants to be an environmental engineer. Victoria said she wants to go into the U.S. Navy as a "JAG," also known as the Judge Advocate General Corps.

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