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Girl Scouts in Nevada County

When my daughter entered kindergarten nine years ago, I had this idea to start a Girl Scout troop in Nevada County.  I was a Girl Scout as a young girl and wanted my daughter to have some of the same experiences.  So I gathered information and started talking to parents.  Before long I was hosting my first meeting with eight of the cutest little Daisy Girl Scouts at Alta Sierra Elementary in Grass Valley! This was the Beginning of Girl Scouts in Nevada County (Alta Sierra, to be exact)!
The girls participated in community service projects around Nevada County like passing out cards for Christmas at the retirement homes while Christmas Caroling. They also did pet food drives for Sammie’s friends, helped with clean up projects and even repainted the United State Map at Alta Sierra Elementary in Grass Valley.  And of course the all popular Girl Scout Cookie season was an annual event for us in Nevada County.

As the girls got older keeping them interested and engaged was a challenge but a high priority to me. Our core group of girls that remain are all great girls growing into becoming amazing young ladies that support the community we live in.

The Girl Scouts offer a variety of badges and awards to earn.  As younger scouts they completed the Bronze award with a community pet food drive for the animal shelter Sammie’s Friends in Grass Valley.  And now as Cadette Girl Scouts some of the girls decided to take on community projects to receive their Silver award.

Karissa Johnson and Caitlin Royston attended Alta Sierra Elementary in Grass Valley for the K-5th grade and wanted to again support their alma mater. So they designed a plan to build activity boards for Alta Sierra Elementary School’s Pre- School/Kindergarten playground.  The project involved all aspects from designing, creating and budgeting to building and delivering the activity boards. The girls learned skills like making a plan, developing shopping lists, recruiting volunteers to help and more.  Karissa and Caitlin finished and delivered the project to Alta Sierra Elementary just hours before the first day of school. These activities boards will offer the students more variety of things to do on the playground while building fine motor skills.
Supporting the community and these girls is a passion of mine. Watching them grow and learn makes volunteering with the Girl Scouts in Nevada County worth every second!
Girl Scouts in Nevada County

Girls Scouts in Nevada County making a difference in our community!

For more information about The Girl Scouts in Nevada County, please visit the Girl Scouts Web Site. http://www.gssn.org/