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 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 girls could do their community service without coming into contact and putting themselves in danger, so they started a national service project where girls could write letters and collect donations. 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 that. But I tried to make sure I included all the world in my map and that no one’s celebration or religion was left out,” said Maëva Berger.

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

“There are so many things that have already happened that have already marked this world. I think our next generation can help address that and I think doing these kinds of things at a young age will give us a better perspective on the future. way to be nice and better,” Berger said.

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

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

The troupe also visited a food pantry, organized clothing and helped people in need.

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Jill E. Washington