By Mary Anne Jacobs, CEO
When you are out to make the world a better place, where do you start? If you are a Girl Scout, you start where you live. We believe that one girl can make a difference, and that girls together can change the world. Girl Scouts helps girls discover community issues and connect with community leaders and each other to take action. We stepped up to help further Mayor Lenny Curry’s Journey to One, a citywide campaign launched to improve the health of all citizens, particularly those most vulnerable.
Recently, local senior centers partnered with volunteers from community groups, several local Rotary clubs and Girl Scouts of Gateway Council to address the issue of limited access for senior citizens to affordable fruits and vegetables. The groups served together to plant community gardens at three local senior centers. Girl Scouts designed mosaic stepping stones for the gardens and planted fruit trees and vegetables.
The community garden project is just one of the many ways we bring our mission alive — Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. And, there is nothing better than starting where you live!