Check out our Girl Scouts’ activities for the beginning of 2018!
In January, the Robinson’s School Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies and Juniors visited the Puerta de Tierra fire station. The firemen who gave them the tour are dedicated to helping the community. They talked about how their presence was needed during and after Hurricane Maria. These gentlemen educated the girls on the importance of helping others in times of need. The girls were able to try on some of the gear that they use during a fire emergency. It can weigh close to 100 pounds! The girls were impressed with the amount of bravery the firefighters possess. They were also allowed to spray the water from a fire hose, not an easy task for a young girl!
In February, the troop had the wonderful opportunity to visit the Centro de Conservación de Manatíes de Puerto Rico in Bayamón and learn about how the center is working to protect Puerto Rico’s Manatee population. Their guide was a Marine Science student from the university, whose knowledge about manatees and their conservation was incredible. Her explanation of their diet, veterinary care, anatomy, and potential release, was very educational for our girls. In addition to helping the manatees, this center is called upon to help all marine animals in the case of an emergency. Our girls walked away from this visit with an understanding of how dedicated these volunteers and students are to helping the population of manatees, as well as, other marine animals.