Saturday, August 16, 2014

Navy Volunteers Make Improvements at A Place for Girls

On August 13, a group of 22 volunteers from the Navy gave a helping hand to Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast as part of their monthly volunteer efforts. The volunteers spent the day at A Place for Girls, the headquarters and program center for Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast, in Chesapeake.

During the day, the group painted a Conex storage box, cleaned and painted a canoe trailer and cleaned all of the office furniture that will be moved into A Place for Girls in the coming weeks. They also replaced the hot water heater in The Lodge, a program annex building and repaired boards along the wooden walkway in The Outback, a nearly 9 acre nature area situated behind A Place for Girls. This project was essential to helping Girl Scouts maintain a safe environment for girls who attend summer camp at the location.

“I was a Girl Scout while growing up in Texas, and even though I don’t have any daughters, I enjoy giving back to an organization that made a difference in my life,” volunteer Vanessa Braimer said. “I remember being proud of the badges that I earned, and looking back, I see how important it was for me to learn about civic duty at a young age.”

Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast relies on volunteers all year long to not only serve as mentors and guides for nearly 15,000 girls across the region, but also to help maintain our camp properties and program facilities. This is the second time that this group of volunteers have spent the day at A Place for Girls, and they plan to continue giving their time and talents to help Girl Scouts.

View more photos from the day here.