By:  Manar Sarsour

Masha’Allah, the Muslim Girl Scout Troop has been busy finishing off the year with many accomplishments. The Daisies, Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes have completed different “Journeys” and earned many skill badges this year. It will definitely be a year for the girls to remember, having gained great friends, made amazing crafts, and experienced new things.

This year, our troop will be completing three (3) different service projects. The Girl Scouts donated purses, backpacks, personal hygiene items, along with baby supplies and crafts for kids to go to a Syrian Refugee Camp in Jordan. Masha’Allah, we had over 90 reusable bags/purses/backpacks donated that we filled with supplies for the women and kids there. Another service project we completed was making dog chew toys and cat scratchers using recyclable materials to donate to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. The last service project of the year will be to make Chemo Care Kits for Cancer patients at a local hospital. Masha’Allah, the girls decided to do this project with the profit/donations they earned while manning cookie booths during Girl Scout Cookie Season.

The girls have been learning how to make some cool crafts as well. The Brownies and Juniors had an appreciation lesson for moms that included hadith and nasheed sung by the girls for the mothers. The girls made homemade hand scrubs for their mothers using all natural ingredients. The Cadettes have been learning how to hand sew, crochet and make decorative knots. The Juniors learned how to weave pot holders. The Daisies made an animal journal as they completed their Animal Journey. The entire troop participated in a Recycled Runway Fashion Show. The girls worked together in teams to design and dress a Daisy member in recycled materials. They all had a blast!

We only have a couple of meetings left until we conclude the activities for the year. Insha’Allah, in August, we will be opening up registration so that more girls can join our troop. However, we need females that are willing to volunteer to be a troop leader or assistant troop leader. Please email if you are interested in becoming a troop leader.

Way to go girls! 

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