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Lady Oliver
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Girl Scouts Enjoy Community Service to Make a Difference in the Community

Some people slept late, others went on vacation and still others broke their spring fever with dance fever. However, an extraordinary group of Junior Girl Scouts in Troop #12191 organized and ran a food drive for a local churches, St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church which supports the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry located at St. Jerome Catholic Church.

Along with troop leader, Mara Buechele, the five girls (Jackie B., Julia B., Jordan R., Victoria S., and Ellie V.) collected one thousand grocery bags from local grocery stores to be distributed with a flyer to the front door of local homes over a period of three days. Later on a pre-determined day as their flyer communicated, they went back to those homes and picked up the grocery bags filled with non-perishable food items to be donated to a local food pantry.

All of the girls were very excited about their community service project. "I enjoyed working with my friends to help people!" says troop member Julia B. The girls collected enough food to cover all of the tables and a good portion of the shelving racks in the collection house at the church. In recognition for their community contribution, the troop is eligible to receive a special patch, "Make The World a Better Place" which is available during the 95th anniversary year to a Girl Scout who does a service in her community.

Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.7 million girls and adults. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Chartered by GSUSA to provide Girl Scouting locally, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the country serving over 63,000 girl members and 18,000 adults in 25 southeast Texas counties. For more information call 1-800-392-4340 or visit

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