Angela R. Hubbard, Leader of Girl Scout Brownie Troop #3301
Girl Scout Brownie Troop #3301 had the pleasure of attending Scouting for the Cure event on October 25th in Chapel Hill, NC. Activities like these inspire the young ladies to do something positive and caring–doing something that brings a smile to someone who is going through a tough time.
The decision to participate in the event was not a hard one at all. My friend’s mother was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in 2014. I am happy to announce that after having a double mastectomy, she is currently living cancer free! Unfortunately, I have had several family members to lose the battle with cancers of different types, there are many others who know this battle all too well.
My Girl Scout Brownies had nothing but great things to say about the event!
My daughter Dacota, age 8, told me that she really enjoyed the craft stations and the entertainment provided by the jump rope team. She said she especially enjoyed making the mastectomy pillows that will be later delivered to breast cancer patients.
Camille, age 9 stated that she enjoyed the event as well, “especially the singing, jump roping team, and the crafts.” Ashani, 7, “My favorite thing at Scouting for the Cure was the activities. I also like the people who did the jump rope things, they did front flips and back flips!”
Mariam, 8 stated, “Scouting for the Cure was a great experience, I really enjoyed stuffing pillows and decorating binders that will be sent to people living with Cancer. It was fun watching all the great entertainment, especially the jump rope team. I also received pamphlets and flyers on breast cancer awareness that I took back home and shared with my dad and older sister.”
One of our Girl Scout parents, Mrs. Dawn Foster, lost her mother-in-law to cancer and stated, “With the continued focus and attention, I am hopeful there will be a cure in my lifetime.”
The day at the event could not have ended better! Our troop won the Scouting for the Cure poster contest! Our theme was, “A world without breast cancer is in our hands.” The girls had a blast making the poster, dipping their little hands in pink paint to place strategically on the poster in the shape of a pink ribbon. We are looking forward to seeing our winning poster at Susan G. Komen, Race for the Cure in June, 2015.
We are Girl Scout troop leaders and mothers raising little girls. It is extremely important that we educate these little ladies about health matters that impact females. I applaud the organizers of this event for being able to bring breast cancer awareness to the young ladies in a fun and creative way.
Thanks, Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines! Troop #3301 will attend again next year.
Scouting for the Cure is a program that teaches Girl Scouts breast health education and breast cancer awareness through fun and creative activities/games, such as Breast Health Bingo. Girl Scouts also earn the Think Pink patch for their participation in the event.