To help keep girls connected with Girl Scouting during COVID-19, the Detroit refinery is supporting the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan Girl Engagement Initiative.
Through this program, approximately 600 girls, including 100 girls in shelters in Flint, will receive their own Girl Engagement kit, complete with supplies to earn two badges and a patch.
The Girl Engagement Initiative was started as a way to meet the demand for Girl Scouting where there were challenges in recruiting volunteers to serve as troop leaders, but still offer an experience that meets the needs participants.
The badges focus on safe outdoor activities, with topics such as Outdoor Arts, Flowers, and Using Your Senses. Girls will earn badges as they complete activities such as growing a flower from a seed, identifying outdoor sounds, learning about “Leave No Trace” principles through artwork, and creating dyes out of natural items around their homes and yards.
The goal of the program is to provide the girls with activities that they can complete during this time of sheltering at home, motivate them to earn Girl Scout awards and keep them engaged with Girl Scouting.