Friday, October 1, 2010

Jasper Girl Scout Teaches Girls About Health Through Dance

Photo: Girls learning to dance at the Marilyn Sandars
PAC in Jasper.
Dottie of Troop 125 in Jasper wanted to teach girls to dance at the local dance studio to earn her Bronze Award. She prepared a schedule of the times and types of program she wanted to offer. She made flyers to hand out and purchased supplies. Girls who wanted to participate were charged a small admission fee and asked to donate a pair of gently-used shoes that were donated to the Daily Mountain Eagle Shoe Fund. During snack time, Dottie used the opportunity to discuss the importance of healthy eating and then she served a healthy snack. Through earning her Bronze Award, Dottie learned that she should not rush things.

The Girl Scout Bronze Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Junior can earn. This award recognizes that a Girl Scout Junior has gained the leadership and planning skills required to follow through with a project that makes a positive difference in her community.