On November 14, 2017, Girl Scout Troop 55275 gathered along with their families to unveil the 4x4 Unity Sign that is now displayed at the entrance of the Delsea Village Apartments in Millville, NJ.
The Girl Scouts chose the design to symbolize unity and community. The troop tossed around several ideas, but decided that the tree symbolized unity, and agreed that there are certain characteristics that should be built into the roots, elements needed in order to build a strong community. The girls learned to come together as a team to create a piece of artwork that many would be able to appreciate. They worked closely and in a harmonious fashion to make a piece of artwork that would be viewed and respected by all who live in Delsea Village on a daily basis. The Millville Mayor, Michael Santiago, gave each Girl Scout that participated a " City of Millville" Certificate of Achievement for completing this project!
The basic idea for the sign was, “How can we, The Girl Scouts of Delsea Village, demonstrate to our community that we are the example of unity? And how can we get the message across to the community using a group of words, that represents positive attributes?” It was an adventure for the girls in more ways than one. They had to create this sign from the beginning stages. A four foot-by-four foot piece of plywood was delivered to the community center and the girls immediately got to work suggesting a variety of ideas of which they wanted to see painted on the sign. The girls knew that this was to be a group effort which would require a great deal of teamwork.
As the project came to fruition, the group of girls took ownership of their artistic efforts and they were proud to present this symbol of unity for the community to the mayor and the members of Delsea Village. The project taught the girls how to work in unison, respect one another’s concerted efforts and spread their positive message through artistic expression. Many qualities and characteristics of being a Girl Scout were emphasized as a result of creating this project. It was more than satisfactory to the girls and the leaders and the end result was a success.
Girl Scouts builds Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-Takers, and Leaders of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place through discovering their talents and passions, connecting with their communities, and taking action to positively impact the world. Through this project, the troop connected with their community in a positive manner and made their mark in their world.
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