Tuesday, 25 April 2017 23:14

"More than Just Cookies”

Local Girl Scout Troop Announces Project Handbook Initiative to Promote Empowerment & Gender Equality

(Dallas) –  Girl Scout Troop 2838 are calling on Girl Scouts worldwide to share their bronze, silver and gold service projects for a multimedia project to promote gender equality.  “Not only do we want to provide service project ideas for Girl Scouts, we also want to create awareness of the great community work being done by girls,” says Haley Coleman, member of Troop 2838.  “In our research for project ideas, our  troop noticed that being an Eagle Scout is often considered more prestigious than attaining the Gold Award as a Girl Scout and we want to help change that.”

Members of Troop 2838 believe that by highlighting significant Girl Scout service projects, they can help foster appreciation for the substantial good work being performed around the world.  “They asked me if I saw Girl Scout awards listed on resumes,” says Troop Leader Kimberly Coleman.  “I responded that I had frequently seen Eagle Scouts listed, but seldom the Girl Scout equivalent. This lit the idea for them. They have designed a website and will employ social media and rely on plain old fashioned hard work to encourage other Girl Scouts to share their projects that can serve as inspiration and testimony to others.”

Troop 2838 will assemble the Girl Scout contributions in an online handbook that will be made available – at no cost – on the dedicated “More Than Just Cookies” website.

If you’d like to contribute information about your personal Girl Scout or Troop’s service award project, visit: http://www.morethanjustcookies.org/contribute-service-stories

For more information or to contact Troop 2838, contact Kimberly Haley-Coleman at
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