(Troop 1291: Brooke B., Olivia J., Rachel C., Olivia H., Ava A., Gabrielle R., Taylor S., Zoe F., Yvonne H. )
Audrey Hepburn said, “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands — one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” The members of Junior Troop 1291 have already discovered this. Since COVID-19 hit the girls have been meeting three times a month for troop meetings; thinking of ways that they could make a difference in their community.
The troop has been together since they were Daisies and is led by Troop Co-Leaders Sara Bent and Stacy Jost. The girls have been staying active by doing badge work as well as through troop service projects. Their latest project is, “Mugs of Love” and the beneficiary is Meals on Wheels. The mugs of love included hand-made cards with drawings on them and other goodies. The girls worked on their Drawing and Savvy Shopper badges as part of the “Mugs of Love” project. During this process they learned valuable financial budgeting skills including price comparison techniques.
Troop 1291 sold over 700 boxes of cookies during the 2020-2021 cookie sale. They donated cookies to the nurses at Anne Arundel Medical Center as well as other essential workers. Co-Troop Leader Sara says that the “girls have done an amazing job with the virtual platform…[and] they all have stepped up and really been great.” Currently the girls are working on their Bronze Award. It entails creating a video around the importance of pet adoption and working with their local adoption centers. They are excited to get started and can’t wait to begin production. Make sure to keep an eye out for an update on Troop 1291’s future projects.