I am the troop leader for Girl Scout Troop 593, a small troop of Cadette Girl Scouts ages 13 and 14. We have been working very hard to raise money for a trip to Washington DC in June to attend the Rock the Mall event - a celebration for the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting being held June 8-10.
My girls have held several fundraisers including a magazine and candy sale, Girl Scout cookie sale, Papa Gino's fundraiser, a car wash and most recently a yard sale. We have raised just over $1,500. With the event only a few weeks away, we find ourselves about $1,000 short of our goal and our trip is in jeopardy.
In addition to the event itself, we have plans to visit the monuments, the Smithsonian museums, and a visit to the National Zoo. Most of my girls have never travelled outside of New England, so this trip will not only be a fun, bonding experience for us, but also a learning experience.
I have written letters to several local leaders hoping that perhaps there will be some grant money available. I was hoping you could help us get the word out to local businesses. Any help we could get would be greatly appreciated.
Teal N. Griswold
Leader Troop 593 Coventry