So for a couple of years I have taken off from leading a troop but my daughter’s have enjoyed it so this year I am going back to be a troop leader for both girls…yes on top of everything else I am doing. I think by Christmas I am going to need a vacation from the extra things I participate in. So I have read a story the St. Croix Valley area and I have taken out some of their info like last names, school info and troop number because I just don’t think kids should have their info out there like that and you can’t say you got it from me.
These two girls are doing something so great and are trying it into military families. Kaitlyn and Kayla know what it’s like for military families and friends when their loved ones are deployed as Huntley and Glaraton have experienced this before, but what these Girl Scouts are doing for their Silver Award goes one step beyond simply “support our troops.”
The soon-to-be ninth graders, have worked together over the summer to throw together a celebration of sorts for military families on Sept. 9 at Colby Lake Park in Woodbury. The teens from Girl Scout Troop, have spent the summer working hard planning their Silver Award project: Military Family Fun Day. The Girl Scouts Silver Award is similar to the Eagle Scout project in Boy Scouts. Participants have to log 50 hours of service, work and energy to create an event that helps the community and creates an effect on the community that will last.
So here how it works: the girls have had to get business donations, talking to people they didn’t know and managing the financial part of the project. The event features snacks, crafts, games and activities, kickball tournaments and other activities that ensure the event is fun for all ages. Family members and neighbors of the girls are volunteering to make the event a success. Prizes will go to winners of the various events and goodie bags will be given out at the end of the event.The girls’ goal for the event is to create a relaxing environment that fosters friendships among the military families that attend. Both of the teens are excited about the opportunity to meet other teens and kids who have been through what she did while her father was deployed.