Planning Provides Amazing Adventure

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This past summer, Julia McKenzie, along with her entire troop, took a 10-day trip to Savannah, Georgia, to visit the birthplace of Girl Scouts.

But the trip didn’t happen over night. The planning and saving process started over two years ago. Through troop proceeds earned during the Girl Scout Cookie Program and service projects, Troop 52883 was able to take this adventure, and even came out under budget.

Julia kept a daily journal during the trip. Some of her favorite highlights include:

  • Stopping at a Superhero Carnival on the way to Savannah, Georgia.
  • Staying at Bear Creek Girl Scout Camp in Benton, Kentucky.
  • Driving through the mountains near Cloudland, Georgia.
  • Touring Juliette Gordon Low’s first campsite.
  • Taking a ferryboat to Sapelo Island.
  • Joining other Girl Scouts for an ocean cleanup.
  • Vising the first Girl Scouts Headquarters and Juliette Gordon Low’s home.
  • Touring Juliette Gordon Low’s gravesite.

“This trip was so much fun. I got to swim in the ocean for the first time and see Juliette Gordon Low’s home. Her house was awesome!” described Julia.

For Julia, her experience didn’t stop there. She decided to create an educational board featuring all her journal entries, pictures, and even a map showing the route they took there and back.

Julie entered her exhibit in the Minnesota State Fair and received a blue ribbon in the Education – Individual Exhibits category.

Currently, Julia’s board is being displayed at the St. Paul Service Center. Be sure to stop by and view her exciting journey to Savannah, Georgia.

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