Girl Scouts Forever Green
Bethesda Girl Scout Troop 6002 has joined with Chesapeake Natives Inc., an area nonprofit, to provide locally native plants for Montgomery County's Locust Grove Nature Center on Democracy Blvd. An Article will run in the Chesapeake Natives Newsletter submitted by Sarah Fulton. Read full story here.
Brownie troop 5113 from Manassas, VA has been working all year on a journey called WOW, Wonders of Water. The girls have been exploring and learning how to love and protect the worlds water. They have taken a pledge to save and protect water as best they can. As they close out this adventure the girls decided to help clean up a local stream in their area called Neabsco Creek . With help from Prince William Trails & Streams Coalition they choose to work a section of the creek that runs through Andrew Leitch Park. Photographer: Suzy Ruth
Junior Troop 446 hosted a Field Day about the BP Oil Spill. More than 80 Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Girl Scouts attended and cycled through seven stations:
The troop also set up a display up with pamphlets/reports on the BP Oil Spill and showed video clips about what different organizations did or are continuing to do during the response/recovery effort.
This event was a key part of the Bronze Award program which also included creating a website to inform the community about the spill and an informational handout which the troop distributed to more the 700 students at our elementary school. Photographer: Carrie L. McNamara
To earn her Silver Award, Juliette Cadette Sierra Toms received help from Brownie Troops 81142, 81564 and 81436 to plant several trees. The project was called "A Shady Place to Play" in hopes that one day the playground they were planting the trees near would have shade when as the trees grow larger. The Girls planted on April 30th to celebrate Arbor Day and Earth Day. The girls also planted flowers and made terrariums to take home. Photographer: Angie Toms
A Girl from from Cadette Troop 4698 wore a recycle-themed costume (a Compost Bin) made from recycled materials (old cardboard box and actual leaves) to support the environmental theme of the weekend. Photographer: Yvonne Jones
Cadette Troop 4698 volunteered at Patuxent River Park on National Public Lands Day, and worked to restore a hiking trail. Photographer: Yvonne Jones
Members of Girl Scout Troop #1867 of Herndon, VA are helping to raise water conservation awareness by participating in the 2011 Artistic Rain Barrel Program. In support of this program, volunteers decorate rain barrels for placement in public places, where they serve as reminders that using rain barrels improves water quality. All of the girls enjoyed learning about the environment and sharing their heartfelt concern for it. They hope their artwork will inspire others to join in their vision of a future that includes a healthy Chesapeake Bay in a verdant watershed. Photographer: Unknown
Girl Scout Troops 4848 and 2543 worked with the C&O Canal Trust and National Park Service to help clean up the area near Fletcher's Cove in Georgetown. As part of the annual "Canal Pride Day" girls worked also with their families as a part of their ongoing Bronze award efforts. Photographer: Chris Hanessian
Troop 1040 working in a Butterfly Garden. Photographer: Stephanie Zimmermann
Daisies plant seeds as part of their Daisy Journey. When the plants are ready, the girls will transplant them into a community garden. Photographer: Jennifer Gerstman
Girl Scouts celebrated Earth Day and explored exciting environmental activities the Eco-Expo at Fort Washington National Park.
Going Green with reuseable bags at the Eco Expo
Girl Scouts gather for Global Advocacy Training
Brownies dig into the dirt to discover the various layers at Patuxent Wildlife Refuge. Photographer: Melissa McDonald.
Troop 1273 planting trees as buffers to help the Chesapeake Bay. Photographer: Jennifer Manguera
Daisy GS Troop 4574 picking up trash and collecting items in nature for Journeys program on National Public Lands Day. Photographer: Maureen Sullivan
Troop 603 Daisies planting Daisies. Photographer: Suzanne Gleason
Girl Scouts viewed a film called Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai This film tells the dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human rights, and defend democracy-a movement for which this charismatic woman became an iconic inspiration.
The girls weeded and planted a flower garden in front of their Elementary School. Photographer: Allison Beach
Campers take a moment to make the world a better place by planting a tree during "For Girls Only" - a mother and daughter camp session at Camp Winona. Photographer: Jennifer Gerstman
Daisy GS Troop 4574 watering herb plants during the growing of plants for Forever Green and Journey's Project - Plants donated to the Church Garden. Photographer: Maureen Sullivan
Are you a Girl Scout in the Nation's Capital Area? Tell us your story about how you and your troop or service unit or association is working toward conserving energy and protecting natural resources - Going Green!
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