Amick said although their Girl Scouts are young, they are helping with the mask making by picking out fabric and are aware of the virus and the need to stay safe and healthy during this time.
Girl Scouts are no strangers to helping their communities in challenging times. For more than 108 years, Girls Scouts has provided premier leadership programs for girls. During some of our nation’s most challenging times, Girl Scouts provided the structure and programming that gave girls the tools they needed to make a difference.
During the Great Depression of the 1930s, Girl Scouts collected clothing and food for those in need. During World War II, Girl Scout troops operated bicycle courier services, ran Farm Aide projects, collected fat and scrap metal, and grew Victory Gardens, as well as sponsored Defense Institutes that taught women survival skills and techniques for comforting children during air raids. Japanese-American girls, confined to internment camps in Utah and California, also established troops. [girlscouts.org]
Girl Scouting provided a sense of normalcy for girls detained in internment and concentration camps. They continued to earn badges, serve their community and build self-efficacy during times of great uncertainty.
“The community service we’ve seen among our troops is a testament to the Girl Scout Promise which is to serve our country and help people at all times,” said Interim Chief Executive Officer Heidi Howe.
Those interested in acquiring masks can contact Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada via email at [email protected]
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