Santa Paula Times

Santa Paula Kiwanis Supports Girl Scouts

May 20, 2009
Santa Paula News
Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast group leader Ari Larson happily accepts a check from Santa Paula Kiwanis member Pearl Galvan for $300 to help support the Girl Scout program in Santa Paula’s elementary school district. Pictured from left to right are: Girl Scout Gelisha Reid, Girl Scout Crystal Meza, Girl Scout Alicia Ramirez, Pearl Galvan with the Aspire Program, Ari Larson, Girl Scout Grizel Mosso, Girl Scout Janet Cisneros and Girl Scout Leticia Candelaria. This is the first year Girl Scouts have been in an after school program. Girls are participating in the Girl Scout Leadership Program at both Grace Thille and Blanchard schools. The program is in partnership with the Santa Paula Boys and Girls Club Aspire Program.The Leadership Programs consist of 30 girls ranging from 2nd through 5th grades. They are doing service projects for the community including making the decision to donate part of their cookie money proceeds to the Humane Society and a homeless shelter.
The Girl Scout Leadership Program encourages girls to be leaders in the community through the tenets of the Girl Scout Law and Promise. The program is girl led, as they learn the skills and training toward leading their own meetings.