Brownie troop 9303 of Bowling Green has 18 girl members and 7 adult members. The participating girls are second and third graders from Bowling Green, St. Clement, and Frankford schools. They have had fun this year, getting to know the nine new members.
“We have practiced the Girl Scout Promise and learned to live by the Girl Scout law,” said troop leader Tina Niemeyer. “We have also begun our first Girl Scout Journey which is the ‘Brownie Quest’.”
Meetings are held once or twice each month. The girls enjoy a game or activity and snack at each meeting.
To serve others, the troop has collected toys and gifts at Christmas for Operation Christmas Child. They were able to donate eight shoe boxes of gifts to underprivileged children of other countries.
“We also made and sent cards to our soldiers in support of the Holiday Mail for Heroes,” explained Niemeyer. “40 cards were made for our troops.”
To raise money for troop activities and supplies, the girls sold candy in the fall, and cookies in January. Over 1800 boxes of cookies were sold.
“We are very grateful for the support of our families and community,” the troop leader said. “We are especially thankful for the continued generosity of the Presbyterian Church of Bowling Green for sharing their Church with us for meetings.”
The girls are always full of excitement and energy when we get together. They are looking forward to many more fun times together as Girl Scouts.