Troop 1551’s Wonders of Water Journey:
Discovering, Connecting with others, and Taking Action to Make the World a Better Place.
Brownie Troop 1551 brought the Wonders of Water Journey to life through their Take Action project the Well Water Dreamers 5k Run/Walk. The troop during their WOW Journey learned all about water- why we need water, what it‘s like to live in places where water is scarce, and the importance of clean water. One statistic stood out to the girls- nearly 1 billion people lack access to clean water. This is especially true in Africa where people have to walk an average of three miles a day just to get clean water. After learning this fact the girls decided this was a Take Action project that needed to happen. As a result, the water advocates made it their mission to raise $5,000 to help build a well in Africa through The Water Project. The girls decided on a 5k run as their fundraiser since 3.1 miles is the average distance a person in Africa walks to get to a well. After months of planning, sharing tips on how to save water, and t-shirt designing, the Brownies Well Water Dreamers race day finally arrived.
On Saturday April 28th 70 people gathered at Brandi Fenton Park to help support the troop’s goal to build a well in Africa. The run was a hit and the Brownies were hard at work the entire time- participating in the 5k, handing out ribbons to the finishers, helping pass out awards, and serving Girl Scout cookies for a delicious post-run treat! The race also fell on the same day as Troop Leader and New Found Gem Volunteer, Crystal’s Smith birthday! Congratulations to these amazing Brownies for their inspirational journey to help provide water to those who need it most. If you missed it, don’t worry. The Well Water Dreamers Race will take place again next year!
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