Thursday, September 24, 2009
Kyra's 4th grade Junior Troop feeds the homeless.
The 4th grade Junior girl scouts in Troop 884 participated in feeding the homeless for their Journey project. The girls enjoyed handing out the hot dogs, chips, fruit, snack, and bottle waters to each individual who came. They also went around as people enjoyed their food to sing or pass out a "S.W.A.P" created just for them. The girls learned that everyone was unique and had a different story. They learned that their S.W.A.P. was useful as well as one man said he really needed the safety pin! We even noticed that they were slipping on their fingers the "rings" of gold and silver from the S.W.A.P! The girls were touched and asked to participate on a regular basis. They also noticed the need for backpacks because a lot of people used plastic bags to hold their personal belongings. They decided to put together backpacks with toiletries and clothing. During the girls Journey project they "Discovered" a need- the backpacks. They are "Connecting" with the community and local businesses by collecting donations. They are "Taking Action" by collecting and distributing the needed backpacks.
We closed our day with a circle where everyone held hands. The girls sang “Make New Friends” as each one went home with several new friends that day.