Scout troop coming to resource centerGirl Scouts will offer a six-week introductory program
By: Emily Zimmer, Rosemount Town Pages
The goal of Girl Scouts is to help girls develop life skills, discover themselves and to make a difference in the world around them. To give girls a taste of that, the organization is doing a six-week program at the 360 Communities Rosemount Family Resource Center.
Girl Scouts is going into the program with the hope that the brief experience will compel girls to get involved in a more permanent way and that a troop could be started at the center, said membership specialist Kristine Parker.
“The ultimate goal to make impact in the community,” said Parker.
It’s not the first time the resource center has been the home of a troop. Parker said some of the older girls who frequent the center remember the old troop fondly.
“It makes me happy to see them,” said Parker.
Volunteer coordinator Shira Rabinowicz said she’s had a lot of girls show interest and she hopes to recruit more. Parker has been hanging out at the center during the afternoons to try and drum up interest.
The six-week program will introduce the girls to the Girl Scout essentials. Topics will include science and technology, arts and the ideology behind Girl Scouts.
“We are reaching out to girls who might not otherwise have contact to Girl Scouts,” said Parker.
In addition to girls, Parker is also looking for volunteers to help sustain a group for the long run. Parker, who works for the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys, said she will get the group going but eventually will hand over the responsibility to a volunteer.
Parker is hopeful that Girl Scouts will be able to establish a troop or two at the center and help girls grow into good women.
“The whole point is they learn about something more than what their families or even school teaches them,” said Parker.
Rabinowicz added “it help mold them for the future.”
For more information about Girl Scouts call Kristine Parker at 651-251-1217.