ELIZABETHTOWN — The Girl Scouts of Bladen County are planning to have some summer fun.
The Dublin Daisies, who raised money for this event, are hosting a first-ever Girl Scouts Jamboree on Saturday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is for all of the Girl Scouts in Bladen County to attend, and they may also bring a friend.
At the Jamboree, there will be a 20-foot waterslide, face painting, and t-shirts inspired by the event. Also, for food, there will be ice cream cones and grilled hot dogs.
“This event is not just for summer fun, but to inspire more girls to join Girl Scouts,” explained Tosha Autry, leader of the Dublin Daisies and girl scouts county director for Bladen County. “By joining a Girl Scout troop, children are more likely to succeed in school, develop useful leadership skills, and receive college scholarships.”
She added, “Why just sit at home all summer, when there are fun things like this to do? Girl Scouts is not expensive — it only costs about $25 per year, and we have scholarships. It’s a great program.”
Also, on Thursday, July 26, there will be another event at the Woodman of the World pool in Bladenboro from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is open to all Girl Scouts, and they can bring one friend each.
“We will provide food and will attempt to teach the children some swimming skills,” explained Autry.
While it is only open to Bladen County Girl Scouts, Autry said anyone who is not a Girl Scout may contact a current Girl Scout about receiving an invitation.
The Girl Scouts Jamboree will take place at the Dublin Fire Department, located at 324 Third Street.
The Woodman of the World pool day will take place at 16119 N.C. 131 S., Bladenboro.
For more information, contact Tosha Autry at 910-633-4636.
Sponsors of both of these events include Dublin Fire Department, IGA Dublin, Over Yonder Ice Cream, Burney’s Sweets and More, and Craig Callihan of Woodman of the World.
Rachel Horrell is a summer intern at the Bladen Journal and can be reached by calling 910-862-4163.