Community service

Girl Scouts Show Their ‘Spirit’ Through Community Service

“Show Your Girl Scout Spirit – A Holiday Community Service Project” is a program that encourages Girl Scout troops to find ways to give back and express their gratitude.

Girl Scout Troop 48823 does this by writing letters to veterans and teachers thanking them for their hard work.

“When COVID-19 started, they were looking for ways for girls to do their community service without coming into contact with and without putting themselves in danger, so they started a national service project where girls could write letters and collect donations and broadcast across the country, ”said Shannon Peterson of Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska.

“I wrote stuff like Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah; I didn’t really know what Kwanzaa was, so I didn’t really do it. But I tried to make sure I included everyone. in my card and not to leave any celebration or religion, ”said Maëva Berger.

Already at the age of 10, Berger understands the importance of giving back and caring.

“There are so many things that have happened before that have already marked this world. I think our next generation can help fix it and I think doing this stuff at a young age will give us a better perspective on the world. way to be kind and better, ”said Berger.

Sweet, intelligent and with a sense of purpose – all qualities make a strong troop.

“If a Girl Scout makes a difference, then a whole Girl Scout Troop can change the world,” said Peterson.

The troop also visited a pantry, organized clothing and helped those in need.

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