Submitted by Sarah Albrecht-Walter
When Jessica, a 7-year-old Brownie in Brighton, saw the announcement for the statewide Literacy challenge with Colorado Reads and GSCO, she wanted to meet the Lt. Gov!
She immediately began brain storming ideas on how she could meet each of the nine requirements. She spoke with her troop leaders and all her troop sisters and while they wanted to help her, they were not sure about the planning… So Jessica started PAL! Now they just need to meet small goals for each part and make a BIG impact!
PAL: Promote an Advanced Learner is a her Girl Scout Take Action project to Improve Literacy here in Colorado thus meeting the Challenge, AND raise awareness and learning opportunities around the world for all our WAGGGS Sisters!
Jessica sent a HitchHiker Letterbox to Ireland (see the other Blog posts about the Dathuil) and she is already receiving notes on atlasquest.com that everyone can read from girls in Ireland who are signing and stamping her book. Her Irish partner is designing a patch for both countries. Jessica has designed a patch for Girl Scouts that join her PAL, so in addition to the Patch and 9 bars from GSCO, each Scout will also get a Patch from PAL and one from Ireland!
Our KickOff Party is Feb. 7th 2013, 4:30 at 101 N. Main St, Brighton, CO 80601, upstairs at the Elks’ Scout Meeting Room, hope to see you there with your donations, plans for the challenge and entries for the HitchHiker Letterbox Ireland is sending for us! No fee, just SWAPs maybe, a generous heart, and a literacy mindset! email@example.com
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