Garden City Girl Scout Troop 50 gives Williamsburg community 1,700 books

  • Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Photo by Linda Johnson Troop 50 Girl Scouts, front row from left, are Toni Johnson, Peyton Taylor, Emily Gore, Emma Cockrill and Gracie Bellah. Representing Hopewell Ministries in the back is Verilee Bradley. Girl Scout Troop 50 thanks the community and Shepherd of the Sea Church for ongoing support of troop activities.

Saying they hope to change the “story” for another community, Girl Scout Troop 50 of Garden City recently collected more than 1,700 books in a three-week period as part of the Brownie’s “Take Action Project” to earn their next Journey Badge.

The girls voted to collect gently used books to be sent to Hopewell Ministries in Salters after learning that many families in this Williamsburg County community do not have books in their homes for their children to read.

The girls collected books targeting ages 18 and under by setting up collection boxes and placing them in their schools, local businesses and churches.

While the girls were slightly deterred by two rare ice storms and school being closed, they were able to collect these 1,700 books, and they still have donations coming in.

The girls revealed a video they recorded about their project during the Scout Sunday service at Shepherd of the Sea Church in Garden City on Sunday, March 9.

They also presented a Bible that had been signed by the Brownies who participated in the project.

The girls met with representatives from Hopewell Ministries who will transport the girls’ donations to Williamsburg County and who will distribute them to families in need. Girl Scout Troop 50 thanked the local community and Shepherd of the Sea Church for ongoing support of troop activities.

To assist in this project, contact Mrs. Bella at mandybellah@hotmail.com.

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