Girl Scouts of the USA
Girl Scouts of the USA provides research, programs, and resources that help young girls build leadership, decision-making, and teamwork skills. Through advocacy efforts, Girl Scouts informs and educates key representatives of the government about issues important to girls and scouting.
Girl Scouts are supported by American Legion Post 229 and have been very active in 2021. They support Madison Post 229 with Flag Retirement Ceremonies and support members in posting of American Flags during Veteran week in November and retrieving flags at three Madison cemeteries in early January. They also provide an added service by cleaning veteran burial plot headstones which are overgrown with moss, etc.
One girl scout a Miss Downs, in May completed a task of upgrading Post 229's Memorial Park, by reseeding, adding markers to stones, and repairing the sprinkler system. Post 229 then held the Memorial Day ceremony at the renovated park attended by many local and state dignitaries.
Highlighted below is girl scout Ms. Jones, being presented an award for taking on a task to recondition/redecorate three newspaper boxes to be used by the public for disposing of unserviceable flags, which are collected and then retired at a legion ceremony. Theses support initiatives help the individuals to earn credits to gold star award (similar to eagle scout accomplishment.)