Girl Scout Cadette Troop 20384 with leaders Elisha Perez and Carla Gunderson worked with the Lions Club to build and mount bluebird houses for a Loudon City Park.
LionGerry Knepp assisted the girls in his Tellico Village workshop as they built the bluebird houses. He showed them how to use the tools and explained that by using cedar the houses would last longer.
”This was a great experience in collaboration between several community minded organizations, and it benefited the environment!” Said Gail Yook, the region’s service unit manager for troops. “The Parks and Recreation Department was very appreciative. The girls learned facts about bluebirds, they experienced using woodworking tools, and they completed a community service project.”
Greene County Girl Scouts gathered at the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site in Greeneville to celebrate National Park Week and the park service’s Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, April 23. The girls earned their Junior Ranger Patch (offered one day per year) and their age level Walk With a President Badge. (This Girl Scout badge was developed by Troop 214 in association with the National Park Service.)
Girls from Troop 214 hosted the event in Victorian-era clothing. Activities included a tour of the park sites, learning about life in the 1860s, a sewing project, games and songs from the time period, learning about park service careers, and more.
The Girls attending also received five hours of credit toward the National Park Service Girl Scout Resource Patch, which requires 10 total hours in a national park.