Sunday, April 17, 2016

Girl Scouts visit Greenville Red Cross

The Red Cross in Greenville had some very special guests last week. Girl Scout Troop #1321 came to visit.

Executive Director, Ann Wright, toured the girls around the building stopping at each colorful mural painted by our Red Cross Youth Group.  When stopping at one vintage poster of Clara Barton, the girls enthusiastically recognized the founder of the American Red Cross. Ann gave a brief history on the humble beginnings of The Red Cross as the girls listened attentively.

"The girls are learning about philanthropy and we thought this was a great way for them to earn their Give Back badge," explained Caroline Warthen (Troop Co-leader)

In the spirit of giving and the Girlscout Leadership Experience, the troop presented the Red Cross with a check for $78.75 which was 10% of their profits from cookie sales.

The Girl Scouts of America program gives the opportunity to girls between the ages for 5 -18 years old the opportunity to do big things! 

This program centers on something called the Girl Scout Leadership Experience -a collection of activities and experiences they'll have as they earn badges, sell cookies, go on exciting trips, explore the outdoors, do Take Action projects that make a difference and more!

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