The TCDS Junior Girl Scout Troop 486 has been busy with community service projects!
First, the troop bought flowers and planted them in the flower bed in front of school where the marquee is located. The girls raised money from selling Girl Scout cookies and used $100 of the funds raised to purchase the flowers at Lowes. Troop leader Tracy Schmid says when the troop told Lowes about their project at school, the store gave them $10 off the purchase!
The flower-planting project came about as the troop is working on what is called a “Bronze Award.” The girls had to come up with a plan – something that they are all interested in to better their immediate community.
Tracy says since the girls love to be outdoors and have been having meetings at TCDS for six years now, they wanted to do something to benefit the school. After brainstorming, they decided to plant flowers and talked to Mr. St. Amand – in charge of maintenance at school – about planting.
“The girls had a blast doing it,” said Tracy.
Thank you, TCDS Junior Girl Scout Troop 486, for your generosity and helping to beautify our school!
Next, the troop worked with Cadette Troop 996 to put together 23 “Birthday in a Bag” bags for Casa de los Ninos. The girls did this project in honor of Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday. Her birthday was October 31.
Troop leader Tracy says the girls love helping children in need, so they decided to have a tea party recently to put together the birthday bags for Casa de los Ninos. The girls know that a simple of act of kindness for these kids can last a lifetime. A Casa de los Ninos employee told the girls that for some of the kids, this is the only birthday gift they will receive. The troop was sad to hear that and are now inspired to help more – they would like to make Easter baskets for them in the spring.
Each birthday bag contains a cake mix, frosting, party favors, napkins, cups, plates, candles, a table cloth, and small birthday gift. Troop’s families donated some items, and the girls also used some of the funds made from Girl Scout cookies to purchase the rest of the items.
Some members of the troop recently delivered the bags to the organization’s main office.
Tracy says the girls always feel proud after completing a project.
“You get a good feeling from helping others.”
Thank you to all of the girls from Junior Girl Scout Troop 486 for your caring way, compassion and hard work helping our community and those in need!