Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Navy Volunteers Improve A Place for Girls

Ten local Navy chiefs gave a helping hand to Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast today as part of their monthly volunteer efforts. The volunteers spent the day at A Place for Girls, the headquarters and program center for the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast, where the group worked to replace boards along the 400 foot boardwalk in The Outback, an 8.5 acre nature area situated behind A Place for Girls. This project was essential to helping GSCCC prepare for the nearly 500 girls that will use the facility during day camp this summer.

The Outback, which meanders through tidal wetlands, is a central part of the Girl Scout camp experience at A Place for Girls. All summer long, girls travel along the boardwalk to reach the picnic pavilions, health and fitness trail and boat docks along Bells Mill Creek, which girls use for canoeing and kayaking. The Outback, which was added as an official site on the Virginia State Birding Trail in 2004, also has an observation tower that girls use to learn about the natural environment around them.

This volunteer effort helps Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast provide a safe and fun experience for their members and friends from the public who visit the property all year long.