Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Agents of Change

What started with one project to complete their Junior Journey Award, Agent of Change badge, is now being completed by Exeter Girl Scout Troop 390. Nebraska's York News-Times reports that the girls, fourth and fifth graders at Exeter-Milligan, gathered recently to make meals for families in town who have recently been affected by cancer.

The badge starts with a small circle to represent the power of one. The next level of the badge is a small ring around which represents the power of a team and the final part of the badge is the power of the community. As the group pondered some options for this final section of their badge, they thought of those in the community who are dealing with cancer. Fifth grader Janey Erdkamp expressed what the group felt, "We thought it would be good because we all like to cook and we thought it was a good idea."

They started with baking homemade chocolate chip cookies, planning to make a dozen for each family. They also made lasagna, garlic bread and added a bag of salad to each box. Do you know any Girl Scouts working toward their Junior Journey Award, Agent of Change badge?