(Swampscott, MA) The Ocean Bay Girl Scout Troops 60103 (Daisies), 68001 (Brownies), and 60687 (Seniors/Ambassadors) helped Ambassador Girl Scout Nora Walker decorate boxes and posters for the Help for Haiti drive she will host as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award project, on January 6 at their January troop meetings.
Nora Walker will be running an art/school supply drive for the new Mission of Hope School in Grand Goâve, Haiti. The Mission of Hope School will provide schooling for 800 students, ages preschool through 12th grade, once the building is completed at the end of the month. Walker’s drive will be held January 14th- February 1st in the towns of Swampscott and Nahant. Needed art and school supplies include: boxed crayons, markers, pencils, glitter, glue/glue sticks, construction paper, scissors, tempera powder paints, paint brushes, rulers, pipe cleaners, card stock, protractors, pens, notebooks, pencil sharpeners, erasers, index cards, index card holders, highlighters, and colored pencils. Drop off locations will be at Stanley, Clark, Swampscott High, Swampscott Middle, and the Johnson School in Nahant, along with the Swampscott and Nahant town halls, libraries, and post offices.
The Girl Scout Gold Award project consists of an 80-hour community service project that will be sustainable. Walker chose to work with the Mission of Hope School in Haiti for her Gold Award Project after her mission trip to Haiti, in the summer of 2011. During her trip, Walker watched workers as they set the foundation for the new school. She also had the opportunity to spend time with the Mission of Hope children. This coming April, Walker will return to Haiti to visit the children in their new school setting. Following her trip, she will hold an art show displaying the Haitian children’s’ art work with their donated supplies.
Walker is very grateful to the Girl Scouts and the towns of Swampscott and Nahant for their support of this special project.