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Local Girl Scouts earn Babysitter and Pets badges
Girl Scouts at Angel Learning Center
Girl Scouts from Troop 30197 in Effingham County are pictured with Debbie Combs, regional director of Angle Learning Center in Savannah, after completing requirements for their Babysitters and Pets badges. (Submitted photo.)

Special to the Herald


Girl Scout Troop 30197 extends a thank you to Debbie Combs, regional director of childcare of the Angel Learning Center in Savannah, for their morning of learning fun on Aug. 19. The older girls worked on their Babysitters badge as they toured the facility guided by Combs and discussed various babysitting scenarios. They discussed kid-friendly games and snacks. The homemade balloon game where girls hit a balloon with a homemade racquet was a favorite activity. 

Pets badge
The older girls also helped their younger Girl Scout sister earn her Pets badge. The girls played games pretending to be cats and dogs. Who doesn’t love getting a “doggie treat" (cookie)? They also assisted by having discussions about their pets and helping make braided dog toys from fleece strips. All of the girls agreed they would never own a spider, but some were open to snakes; and all agreed a bird or rabbit would be interesting to own and care for. 

Girls welcomed new member Jasmine to their troop during this outing. Jasmine said her favorite part of the day was being a part of her new troop and meeting her new Girl Scout sisters. She has a love of animals and enjoyed working on the Pets badge. The girls left feeling ready to take on the world of babysitting as soon as they are old enough. 

Jasmine says she is excited to be on this amazing journey with her new friends and other troop members said are happy to have her along.

At Girl Scouts, the next opportunity to stand up, speak up, and take the lead is never far away. The possibilities for greatness are truly endless. 

Ready to join? Visit or call 888-689-1912 to get started.

Parents or guardians of girls in kindergarten through 12th grade who want to be a Girl Scout in Effingham County may email for more information.

Babysitter badge