By: Kim Dunne, Media Manager
Aubrey, Ruby, Madison, Anna, Magdelana, Caitlin, Grace, and Sarah, from Girl Scout Brownie Troop 30267 in Whitney Point were working on the Brownie Quest Journey, part of the It’s Your World – Change It! Girl Scout Leadership Journey series.
The Brownie Quest Journey helps the girls realize what the most important keys for a Girl Scout to own are. They learn this by going on this quest on their own and with their Girl Scout friends. During the quest the girls learn the three keys to leadership – Discover, Connect, and Take Action. The girls discover themselves and their values, connect with their families on a healthy living activity, and then take action in their community to help make it a healthier place.
After learning about the keys through the Brownie Quest, the girls wrote a letter that was shared with the local Rotary, County Parks Department, and the Corps of Engineers/Environmental Conservation Department to ask for permission to put mile markers on the Whitney Point walking, running, and bike path.
“Earlier in the year the girls had made stepping stones to decorate a story garden at our local daycare where we hold our meetings,” troop leader, Emily Jordan, said. “They extended the project to making more substantial concrete mile markers to help the community be even healthier when using the path.”
Now that the girls knew what they wanted to do, they sold cookies this past winter to pay for the supplies they needed. They created the designs for each mile marker in March and then made the markers in April. On April 27, as part of the Whitney Point Day of Kindness celebration, the girls and their families helped dig the holes and place the markers. Then in May the girls made a brochure and landmark map that is now at the local library and village office so community members can enjoy the mile markers.
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