GIRL SCOUT TROOPS 71
(Chris DeLong, LODGE REPRESENTATIVE)
Girl Scouts of the USA is the largest organization for girls in the world and was charted by United States Congress in 1950. Girl Scouts empowers girls and helps teach values such as honesty, fairness, courage, compassion, character, sisterhood, confidence, and citizenship through activities including camping, community service, learning first aid, and earning badges by acquiring practical skills. The Girl Scout mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Girls experience activities in science and technology, business economic literacy, outdoor and environment awareness, fun and friendships while at the same time foster development of leadership and self-esteem.
Girl Scout Troop 71, from Elks Lodge 1743, with help from Trustee, Ike Thygerson have achieved a Leadership Journey: It's Your Planet-Love It! Get Moving.
To achieve this high award, we completed activities earning 3 Girl Leadership Awards-Energize, Investigate and Innovate.
On our Leadership Journey, Energize, each girl made an Energy Pledge to reduce energy use, and learned about electricity, water conservation, recycling, insulation and our own personal energy.
Earning the Investigate Award, we learned about energy use in buildings. We worked with our families to make energy improvements at home, and we investigated energy use in a community building (Elks Lodge).
We wrote handwritten letters to Trustee, Ike Thygerson, and invited him to come to a Gril Scout meeting to discuss energy efficiency in the Lodge building. He answered all of our questions, and informed us about updates made to keep building efficiency. He explained Elks try hard to decrease their carbon footprint to save money, and help the environment. Mr. Thygerson also told us about energy saving updates planned for the future. He even told us an interesting fact. In the 1960’s this building was a Chinese restaurant.
Girl Scout Troop 71 would like to thank everyone at the Elks Lodge for their commitment to Girl Scouting, and their desire to conserve energy and be energy wise.
Using Resources wisely is a Girl Scout Law.
Girl Scout Troop 71