In 1986, 240 Girl Scouts gathered together to paint a mural along the Regina Hospital tunnel wall to brighten up the space and make it more inviting. The mural was themed “rollercoaster through the seasons,” and included characters participating in seasonal activities filled with vibrant colors.
Regina Hospital in Hastings reached out to Girl Scouts’ Hastings Prescott service unit about painting a second panel section of the mural this year as it is the 30th anniversary year of the original 1986 mural. Thirteen-year-old Bailey Struve, from Troop 53594, gladly took on that challenge to sketch a mural design.
While the 1986 mural focused on Hastings through the seasons, her sketch includes iconic landmarks and designs like the Hastings bridge, a gaga pit (which four girls from her troop – Maya, Aimee, McKenzie, and Natalie built for their Silver Award), disc golf, another bridge to symbolize Girl Scouts bridging, Harmony Park, and the Hastings River Walk. It’s a great representation of the feeling of community and how people from Hastings can come together to interact in the community spaces that the city provides.
With the collaborative help from Girl Scouts of all ages from the Hastings Prescott service unit, Bailey was able to complete her mural design and continue what her Girl Scout sisters started in 1986. The girls have been very excited about making their mark by participating in the art mural that will be on the wall for years to come and also to showcase ways in which Girl Scouts serve the community. Bailey and her mom, Angela Becker, have been fantastic project managers on this mural and have put many extra hours in to ensure the success of the project.
Way to go, Girl Scouts!
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