The weather's getting colder, school's in session and the BIG Day is over - and here at the Girl Scout Council, we're buckling in to prepare for the Fall Product Program...and soon, cookies! Is your troop participating in Fall Product this year? Have you sold in the past? We'd love to hear your stories!
We're also really excited for the first annual Believe In Girls Run, which will be held on November 24. Starting from the council office, you can either do the five-mile run or the one-mile walk/run with your family. It's a great way to start working off that Thanksgiving dinner, and a great way to encourage your girls to get fit, healthy, and in shape. We're excited to partner with Fleet Feet for this event - they run some great races in and around St. Louis all year. Register here!
Is your troop making a difference in your community? Working towards Gold, Silver, or Bronze Awards? Please email us with news, as we would love to feature your troop here on our blog!
This week, Girl Scouts in Creve Coeur have made a difference at the Tappmeyer Homestead. According to the Creve Coeur Patch, leaders Natalie Wolfman and Vani Peradia and their troop from Parkway's Bellerive Elementary School have been working with the Homestead's Claire Chosid for the past three years to maintain a perennial flower garden and a vegetable garden. Over a thousand daffodils were planted by the scouts this weekend during Daffodil Days.
"This spring, if you happen to be at Millennium Park," writes Chosid, "stop by the Tappmeyer house and enjoy the fruits of the girls labor. You just might see one of the scouts while you’re there. Looking at the field of flowers, she’ll remember the day she placed some bulbs in the ground and, over winter, they turned into a beautiful flower. She won’t know it yet: in planting those flowers she began contributing to her community, making it a better place because of her involvement. Creating a sense of pride and ownership through her actions as a scout. All because of adults like Natalie and Vani, who donate their time, ensuring that every girl has the opportunity to reach her full potential."
Great work, Bellerive Elementary Girl Scouts!