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WHO?

Girls, grades 6-12

WHEN?

Thursdays: Supper - 5:15 p.m.; Meeting - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

WHERE?

The Salvation Army: 736 West Main Street, Lexington, KY 40508

Today, the Girl Guard program is available to young women in sixth through twelfth grade and focuses on the four aspects of personal growth outlined above in the Girl Guard Aim-growing spiritually, mentally, physically, and socially. Girl Guards meet once a week and focus on earning emblems within various areas of interest such as Collector, Dimensions Unlimited, Green Thumb, Auto Know-How, Communications, Discovering One and Two, Growing a Leader, Bible Study, Community Health and Safety, Growing Wild, Blow Your Own Horn, Community Knowledge, Dramatics, Handy Woman, Careers, Confident Cook, Ecology, Hit the Trail, Challenged Individuals, Creatures and Creation, Fabric to Fashion, Home Sweet Home, Choices with Voices, Design and Decorate, Focus on the Arts, Insight for the Future...Lifestyles, Insight for the Future...Parenthood, On-the-Go, Safety First - First-Aid, Timbrelist, Insight for the Future...Surviving in an Adult World, My World - My Heritage, Native American Lore, Needle Knack, and Now you see it (Photography).

Girl Guard members gain knowledge and experience in a variety of different areas which will aid them as they mature and grow into young adults.

History

The first Girl Guard troop sprouted in London, England in 1915, under the name the Life-Saving Girl Guards. Patterned after the Boy Scouts, the young women learned skills that prepared them for homemaking and outdoor living. These young women spent time hiking, camping, marching, doing drills, and exercises, learning first-aid, Morse Code and flag signaling. Over the years the focus has changed to meet the needs of a new generation of girls, but the purpose has remained the same-guarding the soul, mind, body and others.

Girl Guards Aim:

I will grow spiritually by increasing my knowledge of God through Bible study and prayer. I will grow mentally by being honest in my thoughts and actions and by developing the mind and talent God has given me. I will grow physically by protecting myself from all harmful substances and habits by developing a healthy body. I will grow socially by being respectful, friendly, of service to others and loyal to my country.

 

For more information, please contact Joanna Weaver at 859-252-7706 ext. 147 or joanna.weaver@use.salvationarmy.org.