Two local Girl Scout troops have been busy serving their communities recently, and one has earned recognition from the state for its efforts.
Troop 146 of Archdale has been invited to Raleigh in February. Lt. Gov. Jim Gardner will honor the girls at a luncheon to recognize community service. While there, the girls will tour the capitol.The troop, led by Kathy Shaw and assistant leader Don Shaw, has started a Say No to Drugs campaign and a Community Watch program. The girls bought gifts and food for a family whose home burned before Christmas. And they planted flowers at Trinity United Methodist Church.
The mayor of Archdale has issued a proclamation to honor Troop 146 for all its service projects in the community. The troop will be entered in the National Youth For America Week Contest, which is sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive.
In August the troop will travel to Savannah, Ga., to visit the home of Girl Scout founder Juliette Low.
Troop 296 of Thomasville, led by Sherri Craven, has made two visits to Scott-Hurst, a home for handicapped people. At Halloween the girls took treat bags to the residents, and more recently they delivered fruit baskets and sang Christmas carols there.
In another project, the troop members made Christmas stockings and filled them with toys for the Salvation Army to distribute to needy children. The girls also gave gifts to children in the hospital.