Letter to the Editor

Letter to the editor:

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The Cherokee-Aurelia Girl Scouts service unit serves 65 girls with 10 leaders. We have been a part of the Cherokee County Fund Drive for over 20 years.

Both the girls and leaders are excited about new programs initiated in August. They include badges in environmental stewardship, robotics, mechanical engineering, computer programming, cyber security, space science and outdoor art. Most start with our k-1 girls and advance through the various levels of Girl Scouting up to high school seniors. Two new Journey books are also available for 6-12th grade – think like a programmer and think like an engineer. Each takes 8 weeks or more to complete. This way the girls get an in depth understanding of the subject. They use what they’ve learned to do a Take Action Project.

My middle schoolers are looking forward to primitive camping next spring. They also want to design a robot, a paddleboat, or balloon powered car. Then show off their new skills to their friends and family.

New girls are welcome to join Girl Scouting at any time throughout the year! Please call me at 712-225-2606 for more information.

The Cherokee County Fund Drive proceeds allow us to give membership scholarships to girls in need. We also use the funds for programming materials, equipment, books, and field trips and for other badge related needs.

We want to thank all who donate to the Fund Drive. It helps us better serve the girls in our community and to offer services that are not available elsewhere.

Patti Blum

Cherokee-Aurelia

Service Unit Manager