Troop will host book drive SaturdayTroop 52920 will donate books to the Rosemount Family Resource Center
By: Emily Zimmer, Rosemount Town Pages
Junior Girl Scout Troop 52920 has done a lot of service projects over the last five years. The projects have done a lot of good, but they were usually one shot and done.
As part of their Girl Scouting requirements, this year the troop of nine girls has to do a journey. Their journey has to include something called a take action project, a sustainable and longer-term project that does some good for the community.
“It’s their first take action project. They really racked their little brains about it,” said Amy Maldonado, troop leader.
The girls eventually decided they wanted to help other kids with reading. The result will be an ongoing project with the Rosemount Family Resource Center. The girls in Troop 52920 will read to kids at the resource center on the last Thursday of the month. The fourth grade troop members will read to kids in kindergarten through second grade.
Maldonado said the girls will read to kids at the center through the end of the school year. If the project goes well, it may become an ongoing thing.
The troop also hopes to get others engaged in the community through the project. Maldonado said each month a couple of girls will be the readers. During their month the girls will be asked to bring a friend or relative with to help.
To kick start the project the troop will have a drive to collect children’s books from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 17 at Cub Foods. The girls will donate the books to the resource center for its library on the first week of the new project.
Not sure what to expect, Maldonado said they just hope to be able to help the resource center fill a need.