Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC), one of the largest Girl Scout Councils in the U.S., received a $28,000 grant from Entergy Texas to beautify and restore wildlife to GSSJC Camp Misty Meadows in Willis, Texas.
“Through Girl Scouts, girls are not only exposed to the beauty of the great outdoors, but they learn how to preserve it for generations to enjoy,” said Mary Vitek, CEO of Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council. “We are grateful for Entergy’s support in preserving and sustaining our camp properties and partnering with us to provide opportunities for girls to learn the importance of conservation.”
In addition to the donation, eight Entergy employees participated in a day-long beautification project where 45 people, including 20 Girl Scouts and a retired forester planted more than 300 trees at Camp Misty Meadows in early November. The Girl Scouts also learned about native trees as well as the history of the camp property.
“We are proud to support the San Jacinto Girl Scouts with this donation to encourage the continued leadership lessons and the hands-on learning that the organization is providing our young people,” said Sallie Rainer, president and CEO of Entergy Texas. “Encouraging environmental stewardship and reforestation of Southeast Texas is something we should all focus on to keep Montgomery County and the surrounding area clean and green.”
Girls were each given a tree to plant that they could call their own in hopes that they’ll continue to return to Camp Misty Meadows and follow the growth of their trees.