|P.A.W.S. benefits from Girl Scouts’ efforts|
|Written by Submitted|
|Thursday, April 26, 2012 2:20 PM|
Three Junior Girl Scout troops, grades 3-5, combined their efforts to collect money and supplies for P.A.W.S. of Dearborn County. This project was the culmination of a Journey that each of the troops completed called “It’s Your World - Change It”.
Along the Journey, the girls learned that they each have powers, or special skills, interests and abilities that they can use to impact their worlds. They learned about examples of women and girls, historical and contemporary, who used their “powers” to make a difference in their worlds.
The girls also learned and practiced teamwork, consensus building, and finding common ground to accomplish things.
Finally, they learned that using their powers to get other people to join them in their efforts, i.e. persuading shoppers at Walmart or Orscheln’s to buy an extra item for the shelter while they shopped, would accomplish so much more than if they tried to use only their own resources.
They held fundraisers at their respective schools, as well. All in all, they collected $1008.94 and approximately 6 shopping carts full of supplies.
The troops are from Aurora and Lawrenceburg, and their numbers are 40037, 41172, and 41968.
To read the rest of this article please subscribe or sign in