Earning badges and selling cookies is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Girl Scouts, especially for Rosedale Troop 1685. From field trips to the fire station and LegoLand, to volunteering with animal shelters, and meeting community leaders, Rosedale’s Girl Scouts are always busy.
While most famous for selling delicious cookies, at its core Girl Scouts is about “building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.” Troop 1685 is doing just that by presenting its members with new experiences to help the girls learn and grow. In 2017 alone, the troop visited the Kansas capital and met Senator Pat Pettey, participated in “Kids in the Kitchen” to learn about fueling their bodies, learned how to create a budget, and saw the Kansas City Ballet perform.
“Rosedale Development Association has given their girls experiences of a lifetime,” Girl Scouts membership manager Courtney Rickert said. “They have gone above and beyond to bring new experiences to these girls.”
Rosedale’s troop will continue to meet through the summer, with plans to go horseback riding, volunteer in the community, and even explore career possibilities.
If you have a girl in 2nd through 6th grade interested in joining the troop, contact Andrea Steere at 913-677-5097 or email [email protected] to learn more.