BLOG: Spotlight on Troop 51433

Troop 51433 takes their love of science and creativity to the community.

This active group of older Girl Scouts have a wide variety of activites that keep them active. They fall into the 15-18 year age group which is a little unusual as most troops are made up of girls in the same grade. These girls incorporate a social aspect to their community service orientation. Through the bonds that they have built with each other, they work throught the normal ups and downs of teenage life together and support each other regularly.

In December, they did a Mystery Dinner Party. They used the role play games to solve a mystery. They also had a Progressive Dinner Party that centered around the theme of monochromatic foods.

They are doing science demos at The Works (9749 Grand Ave, S, Bloominton, http://www.the works.org) on 01/19/13. This event was planned in coordination with 3M where one of the leaders works. As this troop is very scientifically active, they are also helping out with an event in the Glacier Hills Elementary Family Science Night. These girls have a great time using their love of the sciences to incorporate science into community service. They are a great example of girls taking initiative in the world of science that can be carried out in the rest of their lives.

These girls also have a lot of creativity and fun. They plan monthly knitting nights at the Dunn Bros where they can knit and talk. In March, they will do a Craft Party at Woodlands Womens Shelter. In May, they will be Gypsy Fortune Tellers at the Northview Elementary Carnival. As a matter of fact, the Girl Scouts of Eagan hosted a craft sale in December and this troop had so many crafts to sell that their table was overflowing. The craftss included money holders, kitchen scrubbies and many other fun trinkets and fun stuff.

Another area that these girls are passionate about is reaching out to members of our society that have restrictions on their social interaction. They play UNO and make wheat-free snacks with a special needs young man in the neighborhood on the second Friday of each month during Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, March and April.

This troop was highlighted because of the unique activities they do and how they use their talents and interests in serving our community. Maybe we will hear about these ladies in the future when they invent the next "post-it" notes or break into the next enviromentally friendly fuel source. Keep your eyes open.

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