Girl Scouts throughout San Diego County have been celebrating 100 years of Girl Scouts San Diego this year. The 100 Days of Girl Scouts challenge gave troops and individual Scouts the chance to take action in their communities – from planting school gardens to serving meals to the homeless to creating care packages for pediatric cancer patients. The 100 days began on March 12, the day Juliette Gordon Lowe founded Girl Scouts in 1912 in Savannah, GA, and continued through June 19.

Black Mountain Ranch’s Brownie Troop 3182 was excited to take part. The second and third graders organized a clean-up activity at Willow Grove Elementary School. “We got together with other troops at our school to celebrate Earth Day,” shared Troop Leader Alia Snyder. “We did a fun art project, then picked up trash around our school.”

Learn more about Girl Scout opportunities for girls and volunteers in and around Black Moutnain Ranch by contacting Tracy Browns at tbrowns@sdgirlscouts.org. Adults who want to support local Scouts are also invited to the 20th Annual Urban Campout benefit event on Friday, Sept. 15. Find details at www.sdgirlscouts.org/uc.