Friday, October 24, 2008

Domestic Violence Awareness Earns Leadership Pin!

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and many Girl Scouts did their part to help with an annual candlelight service. Junior Girl Scout Troop 333 and other Girl Scouts made purple ribbons to earn their Leadership Pin that were passed out at a vigil the 20th of this month at Fort Decatur to commemorate victims of domestic violence as well as rejoice the lives of survivors. The girls also painted river rocks purple with words of encouragement on them for victims to hold in their hands while testifying in court.

Friday, October 10, 2008

National Public Land Day!

Girls from Troops 28, 278, and Service Unit 638 worked four hours to help with National Public Land Day! This annual event is one that involved the girls going to the Talledega National Forest's Oakmulgee division to help with the Bibb County cleanup.This event educated the girls on how to improve public land for outdoor recreation and protect the natural heritage of our land!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Girl Scouts Helping Others Prepare!

Troops 278 and 28 from Lily Cove manned the emergency preparedness booth at Wal-Mart back in the early part of September. They staffed the booth educating people on the Get 10 program (10 things to have in case of a disaster). This program is a part of Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), that coordinates planning efforts by numerous voluntary organizations responding to disaster.