Girl Scouting is alive and well in Valparaiso and Washington Twp. school districts. With the school year starting many girls are eager to join a Girl Scout troop with their friends. Enthusiastic adults ages 21 and over are needed to help build girls of courage, confidence, and character by doing fun activities, earning badges, and making new friends. If you were a Brownie or Junior Girl Scout, you probably remember all of the fun you had with your friends. Here is an opportunity for you to share that fun with the next generation of Girl Scouts. There are openings for co-leaders at most of the elementary schools in Valparaiso and Washington Twp. If you have 2-3 hours per week to volunteer you can help a troop of girls. Daisy Girl Scout troops accept girls in Kindergarten and 1st grade; 2nd and 3rd grade girls can join Brownie troops; Junior Girl Scouts are grades 4 and 5. For the older girls, troops are forming for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Cadettes as well as Senior Girl Scout troops for 9th and 10th graders. Ambassador Girl Scouts are girls in 11th and 12th grade.
Girl Scouts USA is the largest volunteer organization for girls and women in the world. Started by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912 in Savannah, Georgia with just 12 girls, Girl Scouting today has millions of members in big cities and small towns all over the world.
For more information on how you can get involved in Girl Scouting please contact Beth Baker (464-2418) or email SU12girlscouts@yahoo.com.