Celebrating Girl Scouts Week with a very inspiring story for Outdoors Day with Girl Scouts Troop 26284. Girl Scouts Troop 26284 from Friendswood, Texas is spreading the word on single-use plastic straws and has put their own spin on No Straw November by using cookie money to purchase and distribute 1,000 reusable, color-changing straws at local festivals, to sister troops, at NASA Johnson Space Center, and at their schools!
This amazing Girl Scout Troop created a small flyer containing information about plastic pollution and #nostrawnovember that was fitted on the straws before being distributed. This project was especially important to them in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, that damaged 1 in 3 homes in Friendswood, including their beloved Girl Scout Club House. Four of the girls in Troop 26284 are now working to restore the Scout House as their Silver Award.
Thanks to the 4,100 patch donations, Jr Ocean Guardians was able to donate $2,050 to the San Jacinto Girl Scouts Council in Houston. The funds will be distributed to help rebuild the Girl Scout House, ensuring future generations of Girl Scouts a place to unleash the power of G.I.R.L.
Thank you Troop 26284 for not only spreading the message but being changemakers in your community and inspiring others to take action.