Sailors assigned to the USS George H.W. Bush volunteered their time at A Place for Girls recently, the headquarters and program center for Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast, to improve the safety of our 8.5 acre nature area, The Outback. Thanks to their hard work, rotted boards on the boardwalk and bridge over Bells Mill Creek were replaced in order to ensure the safety of day campers at Camp Outback and other guests.
The group’s volunteer effort — an initiative made possible by A Thousand Points of Light, a non-profit organization launched by former U.S. President George H.W. Bush to support volunteerism — was led by Chief Petty Officer Ramon Diaz and Chief Petty Officer Priscilla Gamble.
“It feels great to give back no matter what it is, but it’s especially important to me because I have a daughter,” CPO Gamble said.
The day also served as a time of reflection for Girl Scout alum and Petty Officer Second Class, Sierra Cano, who said her volunteer experience came full circle. She recalled selling Girl Scout Cookies and showed gratitude for being able to give back to the next generation of girls in Girl Scouts.
For more information on Girl Scout volunteer opportunities, visit our website, www.gsccc.org or call 757-547-4405.
About Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast
Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast, a United Way agency, serves nearly 11,000 girls in grades K through 12 with the help of nearly 5,000 adult volunteers in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. Girl Scouts offers a one-of-a-kind leadership development program for girls, unleashing the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ in every girl. Since 1912, Girl Scouts has been building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. To volunteer, reconnect, donate or join, visit www.gsccc.org or call 1-800-77SCOUT.