Thursday, July 30, 2015

Navy Volunteers Lend a Helping Hand at A Place for Girls

This summer, volunteers from Afloat Training Group, Norfolk have been making improvements to A Place for Girls, our regional program center and headquarters, located in Chesapeake. These improvements are essential to helping us maintain a safe environment for girls who attend summer camp and participate in outdoor activities at A Place for Girls, as well as for community groups that rent the facilities.

In June, the 22 volunteers painted two picnic shelters located in The Outback, a nearly nine-acre nature area behind A Place for Girls, and applied a fresh coat of paint to a storage shed. They also cleaned out the gutters at The Lodge, a program annex building. In July, the volunteers made repairs to and pressure washed the boardwalk in The Outback and painted the handrails at The Lodge.

For LSCS Nikita Collins, who was part of the volunteer team in June, being in the natural setting of The Outback brought back some of her own memories from her days as a Girl Scout.

“I was a Girl Scout while growing up in Chicago and have some great memories from going camping,” Collins said.

Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast relies on volunteers all year long to not only serve as mentors and guides for nearly 14,000 girls across the region, but also to help maintain camp properties and program facilities. For more information about volunteering with Girl Scouts, visit