In Savannah, Georgia on March 12th, 1912, Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low gathered 18 girls for the very first Girl Scout meeting. Today Girl Scouts of the USA maintains 3.2 million members from girls to adults and touts over 59 million Girl Scout alumnae throughout the U.S.
Sophie, Rianne, Kayla, Amber, and Jacquelyn are current active members and form a troop in Orange County. These girls with the addition of Sophie’s sister, Mary, from another local troop are going to participate in the Day of Christmas that is being organized by Gen 1 Youth Ministry out of Our Lady Queen of Angels Church and the StandUp For Kids Not-For-Profit Organization. http://www.gen1youth.org/http://www.standupforkids.org/orangecounty/
A Youth Minister from Our Lady Queen of Angels spoke to the Girl Scout troop referencing the amount of homeless children throughout Orange County. As an example, she pointed out to the girls that quite possibly at least 5 kids that attend their school do not have a place to lay their head at night, that teenage homeless are embarrassed of their situation, that there are a multitude of reasons for a child to be homeless, and that they do not necessarily reflect the stigma of uncleanliness that is so often associated with being homeless.
The Girl Scout troop was moved to want to help. The StandUp For Kids national organization upholds a mission “…to end the cycle of youth homelessness throughout the United States.” This year, they are partnering with Gen 1 Youth Ministry at Our Lady Queen of Angels Church in offering the Day of Christmas to Orange Counties homeless children.
Sophie, Rianne, Kayla, Amber, Jacquelyn, and Mary are excited to assist in the cooking and food preparation the day before the event while offering their photography, videography, and Santa Helper expertise on the very day of the festivities.
O.C.’s Hair Police is impressed at the compassion of the of the young ladies in this Girl Scout Troop and feel it only appropriate to have them as our December “In It To Win It” recipients. On their behalf, we happily will donate to the StandUp For Kids organization.
These young ladies will unknowingly leave an indelible mark upon each of us through their compassion, empathy, and concern for their community and for kids their same age. Their unconditional efforts reverberate by instilling hope for tomorrow while inspiring society at large to embrace an opportunity to develop a sense of humanity that otherwise may have not been considered if it weren’t for their actions toward a select number of their peers whom are regularly searching for a peaceful place to rest their weary heads as the night blankets the earth.
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