West Oahu Troop Seeks Scouts, Helpers

Girl Scouts in the Kaahumanu-Pearl City/Aiea area is seeking both scouts and volunteers, and will conduct an information session from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 25 at Gus Webling Elementary School. The meeting is open to present scouts, as well as anyone who wants to learn more.

Girl Scouts is open to girls ages 5-17 and aims to help girls develop leadership skills through hands-on, cooperative and experiential learning activities. Science and technology lessons and camping are just a couple of the experiences that will be available to scouts.

“The Girl Scouts provides a great opportunity to meet the demand for effective yet affordable extracurricular activities at a time when spending limits and budget cuts may put similar organizations and after-school programs in jeopardy,” said Girl Scouts of Hawaii communications specialist Tate Kaneshige. “Our units in the Pearl City/Aiea region tend to be particularly strong because Girl Scouts provides a comfortable yet rewarding community for many military families who may have just moved to the Islands. The fact that girls and volunteers can choose from a wide variety of activities within Girl Scouts is what makes it so appealing to potential members.”

In addition to providing families with information about the group, the Aug. 25 meeting also will feature crafts and other activities. Gus Webling Elementary School is located at 99-370 Paihi St. in Aiea. For more information about the session, email GSH.pearl.aiea@gmail.com.