Monday, December 17, 2018

Pajama Jam

Community service has long been a valued part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. On November 30, more than 50 Girl Scouts of all levels joined together to package new pajamas that will be donated to women and children staying at the Help and Emergency Response Inc. (H.E.R. Shelter) during the holiday season.  At the event, Erin Potts with the H.E.R. Shelter talked about the purpose of the organization and how Girl Scouts could make a difference.

The mission at the H.E.R. Shelter is to empower everyone to break the cycle of violence and to become and remain healthy, productive, caring individuals whose strong sense of self-worth is directly transmitted to their children.

“It’s important to do things like this to help people in need,” Girl Scout Cadette Makenzye said.

After packing up their donations, the girls took the opportunity to expand their friendship circle by playing human bingo. The girls also created a bunny slipper swap and ended their fun by playing a round of regular bingo.

Events like the pajama jam are essential to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Today, we encourage girls to make a difference in their neighborhoods, schools and places of worship through community service projects. As Girl Scouts, girls may also conduct Take Action projects that provide community service at a more in-depth level. Click here to learn more about how you can take action as a Girl Scout and give back to your community.