Faribault Girl Scout Balloon Rally

Last month, Girl Scout Daisy through Cadette troops in Faribault participated in the 25th Annual Airfest and Balloon Rally, a community-wide event at the Faribault Airport.  Troops signed up for one-hour time slots to work at the Girl Scout booth.  The girls helped children and passersby make various styles of paper aircraft and parachutes.  Leaders were present to assist as needed.

There was also a Girl Scout information display set up where the general public could stop in and ask questions about Girl Scouting in Faribault (or River Valleys in general).  This was a wonderful opportunity for the girls to learn and practice leadership and public relations skills.

Faribault’s service unit also invited Miss Washington County, Mary Swenson, to partake in the festivities, and the girls loved her. She mingled with the Girl Scouts and the audience, worked with the girls in the activities booth, was a featured guest speaker, appeared on stage and shared her platform (self-esteem building through the uniquely ME! program), participated in numerous  photo opportunities, gave autographs, etc.

The Girl Scouts also packed up bags filled with goodies and coupons (including Girl Scout brochures/bookmarks) and passed them out to passersby.