We have 54 girls in Roland-Story Girl Scouts. Our Service Unit 505 went on an overnight to Camp Sacajawea where the girls made crafts, built a fire, went on a night hike and learned about hygiene. We participated in the Memorial Day Parade and Bethany Manor Service as well as the Scandinavian Day parade where we passed out Girl Scout cookies for the first time. The girls helped with can collection after the beer garden for Scandi Days. We had a Read with a Scout event for children in the community to be read to.

We teamed up with the Ames and Gilbert Service Units to attend a three-day long day camp at Izaak Walton League where the girls learn canoeing, archery, fire building, cooking and other outdoor activities.

We joined our Greater Iowa Council for Zombie Bash at Camp Sacajawea, where we learned survival skills and the Gimme S’more Mud Run.

The third-grade troop donated to the Angel Tree Program for the second year for their community service.

The older troops went on a waterpark adventure to Lost Island Waterpark and will be attending Skyzone in Des Moines.

We look forward to helping plant trees this spring with Trees Forever, attending camp and another year of day camp with Ames/Gilbert.

If your daughter is interested in joining Girl Scouts, please contact Lindsay Crowe, Service Unit Leader at armywifecrowe@gmail.com.

We would like to thank Computer Express for their support of our Service Unit, The Hofsommers with J&M Lawn and Landscape for the use of their truck and trailer in our parades, Danielle Griggs for hay donation for the parade trailer, East Village Spa (Des Moines) for donations of soaps, lotions and personal health care products, Dr. Scott Thompson, DDS, for donation of oral hygiene products, Roland Library for the use of the facilities for our leader meetings and third-grade troop meetings as well as inviting us to join their programs and St. Petri Church for the use of their facilities for Bridging.

Thank you to our Girl Scout Leaders and Volunteers: Colleen and Jennifer Lamoureux, Jennifer Hendrian, Brandie Gossel, Erralee Hendrian, Jennifer Schroeder, Lindsay Crowe, Erin Schwartz, Andrea Jensen, Sheri Muller, Valerie Muxfeldt, Ashley Hoff, and Shannon Bryan as well as our Girl Scouts and their families.