BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Several girl scouts in the Bangor area got a special visitor Saturday morning.

Four troops from Bangor, Levant and Hermon were visited by Senator Susan Collins who talked with the girls about the importance of being a part of the organization. According to the Senator, 70 percent of the women serving in the Senate today are former Girl Scouts, including herself. The Caribou native talked about her own troop experiences that instilled several qualities she credits for taking her career all the way to Capital Hill.

"It teaches to act with integrity. To be honest, to have courage, to stand tall in what you believe in and those are the lessons that I carry with me each and every day," said Senator Collins.

The Republican Senator also talked with the girls about the 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar that will go on sale Thursday, February 28. Senator Collins sponsored the bill in the Senate, which passed, and was signed into law by President Obama in October 2012.

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