Through Girl Scouts, Penelope Jacobson was able to participate in a Great Panda Adventure in China.

By: Sharon Aron Baron

The Everglades Service Unit of Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida is forming new troops throughout Coral Springs, Parkland and Coconut Creek and are inviting girls to get more involved by attending one of their registration events.

Girls Scouts offers girls in K-12 grade a place where she can be inspired, try new things, take on challenges, build community, and inspire others.

Through Girl Scouts, Penelope Jacobson, a student of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was able to participate in a Great Panda Adventure in China.  At the Ya’an Conservation Center, she helped caretakers with their daily routines, which included learning about the pandas’ diet, preparing their food, feeding them, cleaning their living quarters, and working on maintenance projects.

Jacobson also helped out with panda research and spent time in Beijing visiting historical landmarks.

“My trip to China helped me be more independent and confident in my abilities,” said Jacobson. “Without Girl Scouts, I would never have had such an amazing opportunity.”

Girl Scouts gives girls like her the opportunity to explore new opportunities, provide service to the community, and develop leadership skills while having fun, forming friendships and making memories that will last a lifetime.

Girl Scouts is not just for girls. They are also actively searching for adult volunteers to join in on the fun, memories, and experiences too.

If you are interested in learning more about Girl Scouting and making new friends, please visit them at one of the following informational registration events for more information.

Saturday, August 31
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Coconut Creek Recreation Complex
4455 Sol Press Boulevard
Coconut Creek, FL 33063

Saturday, September 7
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Parkland Library
6620 N University Drive
Parkland, FL 33067

Tuesday, September 10
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Park Trails Elementary School
10700 Trails End
Parkland, FL 33076

Saturday, September 14
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Dunkin Donuts
8175 Wiles Road
Coral Springs, FL 33067

Saturday, September 14
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Dunkin Donuts
8010 West Sample Road
Margate, FL 33063

Thursday, September 19
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Dunkin Donuts
Wiles Road and 441
Coral Springs, FL 33067

Thursday, September 19
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Dunkin Donuts
5930 Coral Ridge Drive
Coral Springs, FL 33076

Saturday, September 21
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Parkland Recreational & Enrichment Center (P-Rec)
10561 Trails End
Parkland, FL 33076
P-Rec Rally.

Tuesday, September 24
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Park Trails Elementary School
10700 Trails End
Parkland, FL 33076

Saturday, October 5
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Coconut Creek Recreation Complex
4455 Sol Press Boulevard
Coconut Creek, FL 33063

Saturday, October 12
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Camp Telogia
6501 Holmberg Road
Parkland, FL 33067

Sunday, October 22
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Whispering Woods Park
7701 Wiles Road
Coral Springs, FL 33065

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Sharon Aron Baron
Sharon Aron Baron is a Parkland resident and editor of Talk Media. she has been covering Parkland news since 2012. Parkland Talk was created to provide News, Views, and Entertainment for the residents of Parkland.