Do a good turn daily is the Girl Scout slogan. Locally, the Quarry Stone Service Unit of Girl Scouts is doing just that by hosting a Harvest for Hunger donation drive as part of their World Thinking Day (WTD) celebration.
Quarry Stone Service Unit is comprised of troops of girls from the Amherst and Firelands school districts and is part of the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio (GSNEO) council. The Quarry Stone Girl Scout troops were encouraged to decide on a monetary donation to the Harvest for Hunger campaign as part of their WTD event registration. “The goal was to align the Girl Scout Holiday with the Year of Service initiative,” says Kim DiFillippo, Troop 50241 leader and WTD event co-chair.
“Hunger is something most girls can connect with,” adds Katy Andrijowych, Troops 50410/50146 leader and WTD co-chair. “They’ve all felt that pain at some point in their lives. When you explain to them that some people…some kids, don’t have the means to make those hunger pains go away, it hits home for them. They’ve made an immediate connection and understand that their hard-earned cookie dollars can have a huge impact! This is their money and their decision. When they hear that just one dollar can help the food bank provide four meals, they are very eager to give.”
The mission of Girl Scouting is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. With this mission guiding their work, the scouts of Quarry Stone have the goal of earning the GSNEO Year of Service award. The February theme is Harvest for Hunger and they have taken on the challenge of participating with a campaign.
WTD is a special Girl Scout holiday when Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world think of each other and express their thanks and appreciation for their international movement. This year, when the nine Girl Scout Troops of Quarry Stone celebrate WTD, we can attest that each of them has indeed done a good turn daily.
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