TRUMP TREE INSPIRES LOCAL GIRL SCOUTS
An Alabama cedar tree was cut down during then president-elect Donald Trump’s final victory tour rally in Mobile. Immediately, questions started emerging about what would happen to the tree.
Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama (GSSA) Troop 8274 thought this would be the perfect time to live out the Girl Scout Law by using our resources wisely.
“The Girl Scout law tells the troops to use their resources wisely,” Troop leader, Bernadette Toler, said. “We have studied the Girl Scout Law a lot this year, so I wasn’t surprise when the troop asked me immediately if we could repurpose the tree.”
Troop 8274 has now reconstructed the tree into eight scratching post for cats at local animal shelters, including Project Purr and Mobile Animal Shelter.
“The reconstruction brought the community together. Parents helped cut and clean branches, local businesses donated carpet, and Lowe’s discounted the wood needed for bases,” Troop leader, Rashonda Brackett, said.
Troop 8274 learned basic construction concepts, how teamwork is necessary to put a component into place for a finished product and serious glue dries very quickly!
Through experiences like this, Girl Scouts can learn and inspire others to unleash their inner G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, leader). For more information on how Girl Scouts can help your girl become an innovator, visit girlscoutss.org.