Girl Scout Troops 28238 and 28259 in Brazos Valley Community realized that they can change the world. They realized that they do not need to be rich and famous to make a difference, individuals working together can make it happen. So, they got involved in some volunteer activities in the Fort Bend area.
Girl Scout Troop 28238 hosted four families in support of Parkway United Methodist Church Family Promise program on Veteran’s Day. The troop baked cupcakes, put goodie bags of toiletries and other supplies together, served an Italian feast (donated by Olive Garden in Sugar Land), sang and taught the children how to loom bracelets. Family Promise is a nonprofit organization committed to helping low-income families achieve lasting independence. Then they hosted a coat drive in New Territory Subdivision. Each girl distributed flyers to her neighborhood through the “One Warm Coat” organization and picked up the coats on a chilly Saturday morning to support our local community. The coats were donated to CASA – Child Advocates of Fort Bend. Child Advocates of Fort Bend provides a voice, heals the hurt, and breaks the cycle of abuse for children in Fort Bend County.
Troop 28259 decorated lunch bags for the “Lunches of Love” organization to brighten the lunch sacks for children of Fort Bend County. Lunches of Love helps childhood hunger in Rosenberg-Richmond by providing a free nutritious sack lunch to children during extended school holidays and weekends.
“For the girls, it’s about understanding how you make a difference,” said Diana Wilson, the leader. “How you work with a larger organization, and how you work on a project that’s going to have a meaningful impact.” Through these activities, a small group of Girl Scouts worked hard to make a big difference for people, mostly children, in need.
Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council and Brazos Valley Community serve nearly 800 registered girls and adults in New Territory – Sugar Land, Texas.