Local Mansfield ISD Girl Scouts devoted more 600 hours of community service to earn their Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards - the highest award in each age group.
Girls identified a need in their community, developed and completed a take-action project to make their community a better place. Girl led projects create girls who are independent, successful, and leaders in their school and community.
Earned the Gold Award:
▪ Troop 4116- Christen Davis volunteered at the Life Shelter making snacks for the kids, organizing and buying arts & crafts and school supplies for the kids’ play room, buying and assembling a backpack with several new outfits and shoes for newly arrived kids and spending countless Wednesday nights playing with the kids who call the shelter their home.
Earned the Silver Award :
▪ Troop 2165 -Tori Johnson and Kara LaPage crocheted hats for babies and children at A Safe Haven and homeless shelters.
▪ Troop 2118 -Avery Divis, Shelby Etheridge and Caitlin Hooks volunteered in the kid’s room at the Life Shelter buying, organizing and spending Wednesday nights making crafts with the kids who live there and bought and assembled several backpacks to hand out to the new kids when they arrive containing several new outfits and shoes. (Also earned-not pictured – Kali Tshiteya and Abigail Sanderson)
▪ Troop 2114 -Kira Tracy collected books and built a “Little Free Library” for all to enjoy located at her neighborhood’s activities center.
▪ Troop 2112 -Ariana Rumsey worked with Grace Hospice helping with birthday and holiday parties and made cards and blankets for the patients.
▪ Troop 2112 -Hannah Foltz worked with the Mansfield Public Library and the “Mansfield Rocks” Facebook group encouraging kids to read and visit our community’s parks.
Earned the Bronze Award:
▪ Troop 2181 -Brianna Kibler, Kaylee McDivit, and Breanna Bennett volunteered at the animal shelter. Participating in the “Education for the Pawpulation” program, Breanna says, “We must be a voice for the voiceless.” To increase the chance of getting adopted, the girls helped to socialize the dogs, made dog toys to take home when adopted, fostered cats and dogs and worked to educate the public about proper pet care.
▪ Troop 2112- Zoe Leddy volunteered at Mission Arlington painting walls and mural, organizing the food pantry, and worked to improve safety with signs, painting stairwells and crosswalks.
▪ Troop 2145 – Alyssa Perkins knitted and sewed scarves for the homeless.
▪ Troop 2154 – Brianna Sexton collected and donated hats to kids and teens battling cancer through “Hats off for Cancer.”
▪ Troop 2118 - Not pictured - Mallory Etheridge and Brooke Talamantez bought and assembled snack bags, stocked arts & crafts & school supplies for the kids who live at the Life Shelter and bought and assembled several backpacks to hand out to the new kids when they arrive containing several new outfits and shoes.