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San Jacinto Girl Scouts Celebrate “Thinking Day”
World Thinking Day is a special day for Girl Scouts celebrated on February 22. Created in 1926 at the fourth Girl Guide/Girl Scout International Conference, Thinking Day is a time when Girl Scouts and Girl Guides all around the world think of each other and give thanks and appreciation to their “sister” Girl Scouts. This year, more than 250 local San Jacinto Girl Scouts from 28 troops along with 100 adult volunteers came together to do service projects in League City to celebrate the day.
The group covered a wide variety of projects including:
- Painting a mural at the public library
- Gardening at the League City Elementary Habitat
- Collecting canned goods for Interfaith Caring Ministries
- Making blankets for premature babies at a local hospital
- Making Build A Bears for children at Shriner's Hospital
- Cleaning and gardening at several area churches
- Volunteering at the League City Animal Shelter
- Collecting items for the Bacliff SPCA and for the LC Animal Shelter
- Washing fire trucks
After hearing a presentation by Senior Troop # 251, the mayor of League City, Jerry Shultz, officially proclaimed February 23 as League City Girl Scout Service Project Day. The kick off was held at League Park also known as “gazebo park.” Once the large crowd of Girl Scouts completed registration, they split up into groups to work on their service projects throughout League City and Dickinson. The girls represented each Girl Scout level from Brownies to Seniors.
“It was amazing seeing so many girls, especially that early in the morning, willing to volunteer their time to better the community,” said Senior Girl Scout Carley B. “It made me proud to be a Girl Scout.”
Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.5 million girls and adults. Today, as when founded in 1912, GSUSA helps cultivate values, social conscience, and self-esteem in young girls, while also teaching them critical life skills that will enable them to succeed as adults. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Chartered by GSUSA to provide Girl Scouting locally, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the country serving more than 64,000 girl members and 18,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties. For more information call 1-800-392-4340 or visit www.gssjc.org.
GSSJC Pluralism Statement
Embracing and promoting pluralism is an integral part of every activity and plan of Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, not disconnected or separate projects. Only individuals willing to accept and be educated about the basic tenet that Girl Scouting is for all girls may serve in volunteer leadership or staff positions.
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