Recently, local seventh grade Girl Scout Cadette Troop 2596 traveled to Savannah, Georgia to visit the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts. The girls also visited The First Girl Scout Headquarters, Tybee Island, Old Fort Jackson, took a historic tour of Savannah, and braved a “Scouting for Spirits” tour.
The troop worked for three years within the local community to raise the funds for this learning adventure. They hosted a spaghetti dinner, car washes, babysat at school functions, and planned and facilitated a four-night camp program for younger troops in the community and, of course, sold lots of Girl Scout Cookies!
The troop raised enough money to spend four full days in Savannah. In addition to visiting the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, the troop toured the Andrew Low House, which is the site of the first headquarters of the Girl Scouts. While in Savannah, the girls earned the Discover Historical Savannah badge. The troop also traveled to Tybee Island and earned the Coastal Georgia badge at the Marine Science Center, and visited the historic Tybee Lighthouse and Fort Jackson.
Some of the girls in the troop wanted to share their favorite things about being a Girl Scout.
Kelsi Meger said, “My favorite things about Girl Scouts are all of the fun activities we get to do together.”
River Hamilton said, “My favorite thing about Girl Scouts is the fundraising.”
Skye Hamilton said, “My favorite thing to do in Girl Scouts is selling cookies at the cookie booths!”
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Troops at all grade levels in Big Walnut are doing amazing things like Troop 2596. To learn more about troops and individual opportunities available thought Girl Scouting, contact Big Walnut Service Unit Manager Kim Murnieks at BWGirlScouts@gmail.com
Information for this story was provided by Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council.