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Area Girl Scouts Salute ‘Famous Formers’ Hamm-Lee Among 6 Honored


Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast recently recognized six women including Barbara Hamm-Lee as Girl Scout Famous Formers.

This means Hamm-Lee recently joined about 59 million women nationwide who belonged to the Girl Scouts.

“Being a Girl Scout taught me self-confidence, leadership skills and empathy,” Hamm-Lee said. “Girls need a safe space to express themselves, to learn about themselves, to ask questions and to feel validated. This is what Girl Scouts does for girls.”

Hamm-Lee is quite accomplished. She is the executive producer and host of “Another View” on WHRV and managing director for SkillsOnline at WHRO Public Media. Lee was nominated for the honor for her commitment to making the world a better place as a volunteer in the community and as a media professional.

Last year, she was named chair of the commissioners for the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, and she is the first woman and second African-American to hold that position.

She has also moderated forums hosted by Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast – one last year at Old Dominion University and one on September 30 at the WHRO Studios – about key issues affecting girls today.

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Other 2015 Girl Scout Famous Former Honorees are Peggy Birkemeier, Khadijah Sellers, Emma Jean Brady, Sylvia Weinstein and Susan Colpitts

Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast is a United Way agency that serves nearly 14,000 girls in grades K through 12.

For more information, visit or call (800) 77SCOUT.

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