Local girl scouts earn badges for community service

HARRISBURG, AR (KAIT) -Local Girl Scout troops got a chance to earn up to six badges Saturday at theircommunity service event at Parker Homestead in Harrisburg.

This is the first yeartroops from all over Region 8 came together for this event. There were troopsfrom Harrisburg, Paragould, Weiner, and Jackson County there.

The girls picked up trashand had their annual cornmeal grinding for local food pantries.

Angela Swanner is theDaisy Girl Scout leader for troop 3117, and said that this a great way to meetother troops in the area. "What's it really about is teaching the girls thatyes they are individual troops, but that they are a part of a bigger thing anda bigger organization," said Swanner.

The girls also learned firstaid and fire safety from local fire and ambulance crews.

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