Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Girl Scouts Gearing up for Fall Activities

South Dakota's Dell Rapids Tribune reports that with the school year underway in Dell Rapids, Girl Scout sign-up has started. Michelle Heiberger is a fourth-year Girl Scout adult volunteer and the president of the Quarry Service Unit in Dell Rapids, which serves scouts from kindergarten to eighth grade.

“I love interacting with the girls,” said Heiberger, who has seen six of the scouts grow from first graders in her time as a leader. “It’s just fun seeing them grow and change.”

Are Girl Scouts on the average meet twice a month. Participants are encouraged to earn badges through experiences in crafts, cooking, finances and behavior, among others.

Scout Erin Larson said that her favorite part of Girl Scouts is “all of it.” She has achieved all 57 badges available to Dells Girl Scouts.

Larson’s favorite badge was the endangered species badge, in which scouts are encouraged to research a particular endangered species to learn more about it. Last year’s community service roster included gathering and donating books, tying blankets for the Children’s Inn in Sioux Falls, gathering food for the Dell Rapids food pantry and raising funds for the Carnegie Library.

What is your Girl Scout Fall schedule looking like?