Girl Scout Troop 80125 is a Junior troop, bridging to a Cadette troop soon. All the girls are entering 6th grade this fall. For their Bronze Award project, the highest award in Girls Scouts for this age group, the Troop decided to focus on understanding homelessness in Prince William County.
The girls learned that shelter is the number one concern for the County’s homeless population. Being too young to actually work on the renovating and repairing homes, the Troop decided to create “welcome home” gifts for Habitat for Humanity’s family partners.
The girls needed to get creative, explained Nicole Kegler, Co-Troop Leader, as the COVID-19 virus has kept them from meeting in person. The Troop is currently meeting by Zoom. To decorate the gifts, the girls worked at their own homes. They spent more than 20 hours working on the designs. They sketched designs on paper first. Then they applied the designs to welcome mats, flower pots and door/wall signs using acrylic paint.
Habitat for Humanity is very grateful for the Troop’s volunteer spirit. We’re looking forward to presenting their gifts to our upcoming family partners!
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