“Brooklyn is always engaged and willing to help other kids,” Grier Pegram, community programs manager for Girl Scouts - Diamonds says. Brooklyn is a 5th grader at Scott Charter School in Little Rock and has been part of Troop 6076 the Girl Scouts - Diamonds school-based STEM program since January. Ever since Brooklyn’s friend told her about the fun science projects Girl Scouts participate in, she wanted to join as well. Since becoming a Girl Scout, Brooklyn has enjoyed hands-on projects, creating things, making friends, and most of all, selling cookies. Read the full story.
Girl Spotlight: Brooklyn Y.
Girl Spotlight: Rylee N.
“My favorite part about being a Girl Scout is selling cookies,” Rylee claims. She is usually shy around people, but Rylee loves that selling cookies helps her come out of her shell and form relationships. Along with people skills, she has learned how to manage money and her time through her experience as a Girl Scout. As a thriving sophomore in high school, Rylee is involved in several activities, including: Girl Scouts, band, choir, managing her high school football team and volunteering in the Fort Smith community. Read the full story.
Girl Spotlight: Katlyn W.
Katlyn is the true definition of a go-getter. Between her involvement in Girl Scouts, school activities and volunteer work, she maintains a full schedule and enjoys every minute of it. Katlyn is an Ambassador in Troop 2402 in Texarkana and this is her 12th year in Girl Scouts. Her favorite part about being a Girl Scout is volunteering in her community and helping younger girls achieve their goals. Read the full story.
Girl Spotlight: Maddie R.
“We wanted to do an activity this holiday season that involved the community because it is more meaningful,” troop leader Tiffany Rowe explains. This week, 11-year-old Maddie R. and her friends from Troop 6856 in Little Rock, will hand out Blessings Bags to those in need within the community. The gallon-size bags are filled with essential items such as granola bars, hand warmers, tooth brushes, winter hats, socks, etc., and each of the girls will get three or four of their own bags to personally hand out. Read the full story.
Girl Spotlight: Team Whatchamacallits and Team Cookie Kickers
Four Girl Scout troops in NWA express their passion for STEM through the FIRST program, a non-profit designed to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. Team Whatchamacallits from Troops 5807, 5327 and 5605 are in their fourth year and team Cookie Kickers from Troop 5327 are in their third year of competing. Read the full story.