Tuckerton-Little Egg Harbor Leader

Girl Scouts Paint Positive Messages in School

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By Pat Johnson | Sep 06, 2019
Photo by: supplied Girl Scout troop leaders Julie Barchetto and Sharon Catalioto and Girls Scouts Hailey Barchetto,  Sarah Catalioto,  Mackenzi Laney, Aubrey Huff, Hailey Eddy, Giavana Gossweiler and Gabriela Garcia (plus Jaclyn Lohr and Olivia Assadourian, not pictured) painted six uplifting messages in the Frog Pond Elementary sixth-grade girls restroom.

Little Egg Harbor — Members of Girl Scout Cadets Troop 276 from the Little Egg Harbor/Tuckerton area, who are headed to seventh grade at Pinelands Regional Junior High School, completed a “take action project” for their Amaze Journey. They painted six positive colorful messages in the sixth-grade girls bathroom in the Frog Pond Elementary School. Local artist Nikki Heckleman of Nikki Leah Designs helped design each drawing.

The Amaze Journey is a Cadette Girl Scout leadership journey in which the girls learn, through activities and hands-on experiences, to navigate the twist and turns of getting along. Developing healthy relationships, navigating cliques, moving beyond stereotypes and building positive self-esteem for themselves and those around them are major themes in this “It’s your World – Change It” journey. As cadets the girls must complete a journey before they are able to start working on their Silver Award Projects, the second highest award a Girl Sscout can achieve, which can be earned during their sixth- through eighth-grade years. The highest is the Gold Award, which is during their high school years.
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