The Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Blog reports that in February, the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council learned it would be one of 20 councils to participate in the expansion of Girl Scouts Forever Green programming through a $1.5 million grant from Alcoa Foundation. The opportunity allows the council to offer Girl Scouts living in underserved areas of Houston more environmental awareness programs. In going global, each Girl Scout council will be paired with international Girl Guides to take this 100th anniversary Take Action initiative international.
Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council Program Manager Melissa Hardy recently made a trip to London to meet with other Girl Scout councils and Girl Guides from all over the world to discuss how this grant will allow the organization to move Girl Scouts Forever Green to an international platform.
"This is a unique opportunity for Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council and for the 15 girls who work on the project," says Hardy. "Our girls will work with 15 girls from our partner country. Through this process, all 30 girls will become better global citizens and champions for the environment."
Girl Scouts from the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council will be twinning with Girl Guides from The United Arab Emirates.