Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada has teamed up with Volunteers of America to bring a scout troop to girls living in Reno’s Family Shelter and are looking for more volunteers to assist. The program, held from 7 to 8 p.m. each Thursday, gives all girls who want to be a scout access to scouting as well as the benefits that come along with the lessons, events and activities.
Anyone can become a volunteer including: career adults, retired persons, parents and high school and college students. Volunteers are asked to dedicate only one hour a week to assist in the troop meetings.
“We are so excited about sharing the scouting experience with these girls but cannot achieve all our goals without more help from the community,” said Carol Merideth, membership specialist for Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada. “We need volunteers who are willing to dedicate a small amount of time for a great cause.”
In the family shelter troop, the girls have the ability to decide what activities they would like to participate in. Activities chosen by the girls include origami, playing games, learning about social etiquette and manners and writing and illustrating their very own hardbound storybook.
For more information on how to volunteer, contact Carol Merideth at 322-0642.