Girl Scouts in the Fort Smith area recently served as color guard at the annual Lincoln Day Dinner. Among those attending was New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez. Governor Martinez is the first female governor of New Mexico and the first Hispanic female governor of any US state. The girls had a chance to meet Governor Martinez and were very excited about the opportunity!
Troop 3102 is pictured sorting items in preparation of stuffing shoe boxes with small presents. The shoe boxes were sent overseas to less fortunate children for Christmas. The girls collected enough items to fill 8 shoe boxes with Christmas gifts. Way to go Troop 3102!
Troop 2268 presented all of the staff at their school in Ashdown with resusable cups as a Take Action Project for the WOW Journey.
Ozark Trails Service Unit donated 100 rolls of toilet paper to the First United Methodist Church in Harrison for their continued support of Girl Scouts. The girls made birthday cakes out of the toilet paper rolls in honor of the Girl Scouts' 100th Birthday! The girls pictured are from Troops 5134 and 5136.
Troop 6798 is pictured with Ranger Jeff Heitzman in Gulpha Gorge Park on National Park Clean Up Day. Girls in the area participate in the Annual Scout Clean Up in Hot Springs each spring as part of the National Park Clean Up Day. Not only do the girls help out their community by participating in the clean up, but they also get to learn a lot about nature while doing so!
The Girl Scout Troops of the Monticello Ridge Service Unit collected items for gift bags for children in Drew Memorial Hospital. Items such as books, small toys, coloring books and crayons, and puzzles were placed in the bags. Girl Scout Troop 1170, on behalf of the Service Unit presented the bags to Hospital auxiliary member Stella Judkins to be taken to the hospital.
Kudos to all Girl Scouts - Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas as we celebrate two consecutive years of membership growth! Anna Beth White (left), VP of Membership Services, and Denise Stewart (right), CEO, are pictured showing off the poster sent to our council by GSUSA. Thank you to all of our volunteers who work tirelessly to bring the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to girls in your area!
Girl Scouts from Cabot, Russellville, North Little Rock and Paragould recently took a trip to the Pink Palace Museum in Memphis. The girls watched a Planetarium show, participated in a science presentation, watched "How to Train Your Dragon," slept among the exhibits, took a tour of the Pink Palace Museum, watched an Imax Theater movie, and visited the museum gift shop.It was an event chocked full of information, education, and of course, fun!
Girl Scouts in Viola, AR participated in a Troop food drive recently. The girls collected enough food to fill up two whole truck beds! They worked very hard and were so excited about the results. Thank you to the community who donated and to everyone who had a hand in helping these girls succeed.
Brownie Girl Scout Troop 2152 of Mena recently donated 25% of the proceeds from their Fall Nut & Candy sales to the Backpack Program for area school children. Accepting the check is Linda Collins, counselor, at Louise Durham Elementary School in Mena.
Girls in the Community Program at Booker T. Washington Elementary in Little Rock, known as the S.W.A.G. (Sweet, Wonderful, Amazing, Girls), recently enjoyed working on and completing the Agent of Change Junior Journey book. The girls were honored at a recent awards ceremony at Booker T. Washington Elementary with special pins, patches, and certificates for their participation in the program. As their final project for the school, S.W.A.G. will be sponsoring a school-wide "No Bullying" Parade during the school's Field Day on May 31, 2013. The girls had previously identified bullying as an important topic to discuss and came up with a parade as a way to tell everyone what they have learned in the program.
Girl Scout Troop 6883 of Russellville, recently donated 504 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to local charities in an effort to help feed the homeless and impoverished. According to Troop Leader Stephanie Smith, the troop bought too many cookies and decided to turn it into a spiritual gain.
"The girls were really excited to be able to help those in need," stated Smith. The troop plans to continue with its charitable deeds by cooking a meal to be delivered to the Main Street Mission.
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