From learning new skills, to making new friends, the local girl scouts have shined at every turn. It would be impossible to describe the impact these girls have on their leaders and volunteers of the Brandywine Girl Scout Troop 32119.
In August, the girl scouts collected canned and dried goods for CAN as one of their community service projects. They finished the month of August with a camp out. Nancy Hodges and Renee Mahon from the Virginia Skyline Council joined the group during the day camp, where the girls earned journeys and badges. They made beautiful things using the sights, sounds and resources around them, making monkey bread on the campfire and tie-dyed t-shirts for the Treasure Mountain Festival parade. A flashlight dance party was also held.
Members built and painted a bird bath to donate to Pendleton Manor. Jose Pomales accepted the gift on behalf of the nursing home, where it is proudly on display. The imprint left on the community was extremely rewarding for the girls.
On Sept. 11, the scouts had the opportunity to meet with first responders from all over the county. The girls presented them with special goodies, as well as posters that all the girls signed with many thanks for all they do for the communities. The girls learned about what tools are kept in the fire trucks, and how a fire fighter gets in and out of the gear so quickly. Eddie Caplinger graciously brought a fire truck to show the girls all the ins and outs of the truck. In addition to being a first responder, Bob Grimm works with the girl scout troop.
In October, the birthday of the troop’s founder, Juliette Gordon Lowe, was celebrated with a Halloween themed party for her and all the girls in the troop. Members played games, had cupcakes with a surprise inside and shared the fun with their families.
The Brandywine troop is participating in an adopt-a-soldier program and is proud to have adopted a hometown hero, Alena Mendoza. Members are collecting snacks and coffee items to send to her.