Ashland Girl Scouts Complete Community Service Projects
Members of Troop 75354 (left to right) Annmarie Dolloway, Sarah Davidsen, Jordan Sherman, Sydney Whitkens, Meredith Reilly, Sophie Brandt. Not pictured, Kayla Wilen.
A community service project Ashland 10th Grade Girl Scout troop 75354 was completed at the Mindess School in Ashland.
The goal of the project, which was supported by the Ashland PTO, was to encourage students at Mindess School (grades 3-5) to play and interact while maintaining safe physical distance. Over two weekends the seven Girl Scouts planned and painted interactive playspaces including a “mirror me” game, and Jumanji-themed walkway. The Scouts also refreshed existing play areas including the School’s hopscotch board.
“This is the first of many initiatives the troop is planning to complete as our girls, now sophomores in high school, continue to grow into their roles as community leaders and role models,” said troop leader, Kristin Sundin Brandt.
According to co-leader, Karen Davidsen, response to the painting from parents and students has been positive, with the Girl Scout troop receive requests for a similar project at another school in town.
Ashland Girl Scouts are part of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts which is 47,000 strong, with 32,000 girls and 15,000 volunteers in 178 communities in eastern Massachusetts who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) to change the world. Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. GSEMA is the 10th largest Girl Scout council in the United States, building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, join, or learn more, visit gsema.org.