Local Girl Scout troops honor soldiers at Bethesda Cemetery in Aberdeen for Memorial Day by placing American flags on grave sites. David Butler of American Legion in Aberdeen organized this event to pay respect and homage. They placed the flags at the cemetery on Saturday, May 27th. Participating Girl Scouts were troops 262, 2950, and 4007. They were fulfilling the Girl Scout promise of “I will try to serve God and my country.” Members of American Legion and local Boy Scouts helped as well.
The Girl Scouts are 2.6 million members strong who believe in the power of G.I.R.L (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, leader) to change the world. Their mission is “girl scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place”. Their promise is: “on my honor, I will try: To serve God and my country, To help people at all times, And to live by the Girl Scout Law”. Girl Scout members earn badges, sell cookies, go on exciting trips, explore outdoors, and do take action projects.
To become a member or volunteer visit www.nccoastalpines.org/en/about-girl-scouts/join.html