Girls Scouts gather items to send to troops overseas

GIRL SCOUT TROOP #4445 poses recently with items they gathered to send to troops overseas. From left to right is: Nobel Traweek, Akima Edwards, Hailey Melvin, Alana Coley, Lizabeth Likes, Sharma Chaffee, Hazel Smith, Katalina Moran and Alana Nowlin. Enlargephoto

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GIRL SCOUT TROOP #4445 poses recently with items they gathered to send to troops overseas. From left to right is: Nobel Traweek, Akima Edwards, Hailey Melvin, Alana Coley, Lizabeth Likes, Sharma Chaffee, Hazel Smith, Katalina Moran and Alana Nowlin.

Girl Scout Troop #4445 from Dolores has just completed their Girl Scout Journey, The Quest. This Brownie story is meant to inspire their own Take Action Projects. Along the way they will earn three keys.

The Discover Key - To earn this award, each Girl Scout Brownie will discover herself and her values-as a Girl Scout and a member of her family.

The Connect Key - To earn this award, each Girl Scout Brownie will connect as a member of a Brownie Team, with her family on a healthy-living activity, and, as a group with their community to increase healthy-living opportunities.

The Take Action Key - To earn this award, Girl Scout Brownies will team up to identify a community place where the team can Take Action. Then they join together to make a plan to Take Action and carry out their Take Action Project to improve their world.

The Brownie Quest Award - At the end of the Quest, the girls also earn the journey's culminating award, the master lock that needs all three of their keys in order to open. Through this award, the Brownies will see that, together, their three keys - Discover, Connect, and Take Action - unlock the meaning of leadership. They all successfully earned this award. Their take action project was to collect items and send them to troops overseas.

They also made thank you cards and Christmas ornaments for the troops.