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Effingham County Girl Scouts observe birthday of founder
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Pictured with shoes they collected are (front, from left) Gabby Carey, Felisa Metroz, Lydia Layne, Payton Menefee, Jaydn DAmico, (back, from left) Clara Timmons, Avrian Missildine, Mary Surber, Tia Mallory, Alexandria Smith, Kaelyn Menefee, Ali Ashley, Hana Ashley, Catherine Metroz, Kenlee Williams, Abby Jordan and Cari Klutzke of Family Promise. - photo by Submitted

Effingham County Girl Scouts celebrated Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday on Oct. 7 at Daisy’s Birthday Bash hosted by Troop 30197.
Daisy Scouts earned their Friendly and Helpful petal while Brownie, Junior and Senior Scouts in attendance earned their Girl Scout Ways badge.
Party activities included learning about songs that are sung for different occasions, doing activities from old handbooks and making Thinking of You cards to send to Scout sisters in England for World Thinking Day in February.
Of course, the girls sang “Happy Birthday” to Daisy (Juliette) and enjoyed a piece of birthday cake.
For Daisy’s birthday gifts, the girls joined Faith Presbyterian’s efforts in collecting gently used shoes for Family Promise of Effingham. Effingham Girl Scouts and Faith Presbyterian collected a grand total of 240 shoes and $116 in donations.
Cari Klutzke, Family Promise social worker, joined in the festivities and shared with the girls how their shoe donations were benefiting others. The shoes will go to an organization called Funds2org, which will weigh all the shoes. For every pound, Family Promise will get a dollar.
The shoes will be distributed globally to underprivileged countries. The money donations will go straight to benefiting Family Promise of Effingham’s current families for things like gas so they can continue to work or go to job interviews. It will also help in providing transitional housing families with food, clothing, and essential everyday items.
With Girl Scouts, the next opportunity to stand up, speak up, and take the lead is never far away. Participants will discover the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader)™ in them.
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