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July 29, 2012

Girl Scout troop holds first leadership conference

By CHRIS AGEE | cagee@mineralwellsindex.com

A three-day outing at a Mineral Wells hotel marked Girl Scout Troop 8147’s first planning and leadership conference.

Consisting of 18 girls between sixth and 12th grades, troop leader April E. Brown said the focus of the event was to “develop ... leadership skills through teamwork and icebreaker activities.”

Using a variety of fun and informative activities, Brown said scouts were able to hone their communication and teamwork skills in preparation for becoming leaders in the community.

The girls began the conference Tuesday at 5 p.m. and stayed in the meeting room at Holiday Inn Express until Thursday, Brown said, thanking hotel staff for donating the space.

The conference was held to prepare the girls for the upcoming season, which officially kicks off Sept. 1 with a sports day at West City Park.

According to Brown, the 16 Girl Scout troops in Palo Pinto County, consisting of 275 scouts, are always in need of additional volunteers.

Any girl interested in joining the program or adult willing to help in any capacity can call Brown at (940) 452-8646.

She encouraged downtown visitors to view the “Girl Scout window” on the west side of the old Poston Building, which features projects and information about the local troops.

In addition to donated accommodations, Brown said donations from Chicken Express and Subway, along with private sources, made the conference possible.

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