Friday, February 26, 2016

Gold Award Spotlight: Keeping Kids Klothed

Keeping Kids Clothed was created by MacKenzie J.  for her Girl Scout Gold Award. With the help of LHS Student Council members, Llano ISD, area businesses, family, and friends, Kenzie built clothes racks, painted and decorated the KKC room, held clothes drives, and collected, washed, sorted and organized new and gently used clothing. Kenzie stated, “I know that I and my classmates have a lot of good clothing that we don’t wear or have outgrown, and I hope to be able to use the clothes closet to share with those in need.” Kenzie has also worked with the school staff to implement an application and distribution process for the clothes closet. LHS Student Council will take over, with Kenzie heading up the program.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Fort Hood World Thinking Day By: Haley-Allexus A.

On February 11, 2016 at the Killeen Service Center, all the Fort Hood Girl Scouts met for World Thinking Day. To start it off the Girl Scouts did the pledge and promise of Girl Scouts. Each Girl Scout Troop made information presentations such as posters, swaps, and even some of food representing their country. The girls did rotations from table to table, grabbed a swap, then they listened as they learned about that country. As each Girl Scout made their journey along they had passports to right down the country, get a stamp, then take notes in it. After everyone made a full trip around everyone gathered together for pizza and discussions.

"World Thinking Day is a fun way for girls to learn about other girls in different cultures,” said Cara.
The last things they did was make a giant friendship circle with everyone, sang a song, then turned out of the circle. “I loved that this was a time to learn about different girls with different pros and cons then us.” said Ms. Deb, our service unit leader of Fort Hood.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Girl Scouts Take Over Red Carpet!

38 Girl Scouts walk the red carpet
By Marie Y., Girl Scouts of Central Texas Media Girl
Kung-Fu-Panda 3 came to Pflugerville early - January 16 the same day in Los Angeles where the cast of Kung Fu Panda 3 walked their red carpet at their premiere of the movie. On that day around the US and Canada movie theaters made their own red carpet for special guests to walk. Thanks to Cinemark Tinseltown in Pflugerville for hosting this event and asking Girl Scout troops around the area to be a part of the event complete with popcorn and drinks.

Troop 1587 participated as special guests walking the Red Carpet along with Salvation Army families.  For most of the girls it was their first time walking the red carpet.  “This is my 3rd time on the red carpet, it is so much fun,"  said Ava. Sometimes a little break and some fun in the day is exactly what a family needs.  As a leader we often know what rough times families are going through and can't always do something about it.  Today we could give one of our families a special afternoon after a rough week,” said Co-Troop Leader Kate Young. 

This movie was great for Girl Scouts all over the US," Michala said. “I think this is a good movie for Girl Scouts because it shows lots of courage and activity in it."  Those who came to the premiere enjoyed it, especially 4th grader, Ella who said “I would rate this a million stars, it’s awesome and funny!”

I hope everyone gets a chance to watch this movie, Kennedy said “it’s better than 1 and 2 combined!”.  Girls from Kindergarten through middle school said they want to see it again and tell their friends all about it.    

Photo by Julie Peters