When Girl Scout Troop 38333, which is based out of the GOAL Academy in Pueblo, heard about a younger troop in their area that needed some help leading meetings, they were quick to step up to challenge. This troop had been looking for younger girls to mentor and/or provide program to for the last two months or so. Last Friday, Dec. 13, at the Cesar Chavez Academy in Pueblo, Troop 38333 met with Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies of Troop 34470. The older girls led the younger girls in a holiday stocking craft project. Fun was had by all! Future meetings between the two groups are in the works.
It is hoped that participating in this program will allow all the girls to become more excited for the opportunities that Girl Scouting provides and help the older girls develop their leadership and service skills. For the younger girls, the opportunity to connect with these dedicated teens provides great modeling for future service and leadership and allows them to look beyond today to what they can be in the future. The older girls represent true grit: staying in school, excelling in their courses, joining with community partners to learn to lead and providing service to those in need.
Each of these girls is an inspiration to us here at GOAL Academy and to the younger girls of Troop 34470, the Girl Scout volunteers and the community as a whole!
Story shared by Kristi Ingram, Pueblo Girl Scout volunteer and Recruitment and Retention Specialist at GOAL Academy
There are opportunities for teen Girl Scouts around the state to participate in similar Adopt-a-Troop programs. Learn more.