Friday, January 18, 2013

Troop Volunteers Time on New Year's Eve

Older girls from Troop 20136 volunteered at "The Soup Bowl," a soup kitchen in Anniston, on New Year's Eve. The soup kitchen has been around for more than twenty five years, and serves hot meals free of charge to those in need.

Troop leader Valerie Jones said it was a project her troop felt strongly about from the beginning when they sat down to plan out their year. "This project was not to earn a badge or receive any type of recognition. It was simply their way of giving back to the community," said Jones. "This was a great experience and it really gave the girls a chance to connect with people in the community."

Girl Scout Troops often perform service projects in the community, whether or not the projects are part of the patch program. Troop 20136 is no exception.

"The girls enjoyed this project so much, they plan on doing it again in the near future," said Jones.

Pictured left to right are Taylor, Sabrina and Jessica from Oxford.