A troop of Girl Scouts from Pilot Mountain spent time volunteering at a Jonesville store recently in exchange for the store donating to a backpack project in the troop’s area.
Susan Poole at the Pilot Artisans was putting together a project of backpacks full of back-to-school supplies for students in the Pilot Mountain area. So Laura Nichols, troop leader for Girl Scout Troop 13021 in Pilot Mountain, talked to her aunt, Issy Hinshaw, owner of Issy’s Consignments in Jonesville, about donating to the project.
“Girl Scouts is about enriching the world,” Nichols said. “We try to teach the girls to live the Girl Scout Law daily. One line in the law states ‘make the world a better place.’
“Volunteering is a wonderful way to make the world better,” she said, noting that Hinshaw agreed to donate to the backpack project in exchange for some volunteer time by Nichols’ troop of girls.
So Friday morning, three of the troop’s members, who are Brownie Scouts — Marissa Nixon, Savannah Linville and Erika Foster — traveled to Jonesville to help clean up around the store.
Other troop members include Ashlyn Holcomb, Rose O’Reilly, Alex and Morgan Lynch, Ashlyn Edwards, Rachel Walker, Cheyenne Goins, Mary Inman, Sophie Hardy, Shaylen Hamm and Amber Fackrell. Leaders include Wendy Holcomb, Susie Linville, Brownie coordinator, Autumn Edwards, Mary Walker, Theresa Lynch and Nichols.
“Girl Scouts is a girl-lead, enriching environment,” said Nichols. “We are trying to teach the girls leadership through experience. We encourage weekly service in new and diverse experiences.”
Wendy Byerly Wood may be reached at 336-258-4035 or on Twitter @wendywoodeditor.