Springfield Girl Scouts give scarves for those in need

One of the scarves Springfield Girl Scout Troop #35017 made. Michael Tyler II/Staff

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One of the scarves Springfield Girl Scout Troop #35017 made. Michael Tyler II/Staff

Walking through Springfield’s City Plaza, one will notice unique decorations dawning the light posts and trees. No, the light posts and trees are not collecting items to build a snowman for any upcoming snow, but the local Girl Scouts are giving away scarves to those in need.

“We wanted to create a program that gives back to the community,” said Shannon Meadows, Springfield Troop #35017’s leader. “The goal was for the girls to make the scarves and give them away to someone in need that they have never met.” The scarves are all handmade by girls ranging from ages 5 to 10. In all, 20 scarves were made and wrapped around the light posts and trees.

As the program was geared towards giving for the girls, Meadows took from this project a sign of positivity and hopefulness within the next generation.

“As an adult, it is wonderful to see young people give and set an example for our community,” Meadows said.

The Springfield troop is a member of the Western Ohio Group, which consists of 30 counties in Ohio and Dearborn and Ohio counties in Indiana. The troop was founded 4 years ago and has grown by leaps and bounds. Meadows emphasized that the Girl Scouts, as well as the Boy Scouts are the future of Springfield’s community and that parents should explore enrolling their children in scouting.

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