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Submitted: Thu, 08/14/2014 - 2:14am
Updated: Thu, 08/14/2014 - 3:37am

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It’s all about Girl Power in this week’s Extraordinary Person of the Week. Not one, but five girls with one sweet mission.

“I’ve heard you can dissect a cow eyeball,” said Girl Scout Junior Cammy Bailey. Waiiiiiit a minute. Cow eyeball? Ohhh yeah…we were talking about school. “What’s your favorite class in school,” Daniel Seamans asked. “Science!” voiced an excited student.

Meet five up and coming leaders in the Girl Scout community: Catherine Jupena, Katelyn Sewell, Cate Miller, Emily Vitt and Cammy Bailey.

“When it comes time to sell cookies, what’s your best strategy?” Daniel asked. Katelynn said “I have a lot of old people friends, they’ll buy a lot.”
We all laughed.
“That’s a good strategy. Go to grandma and grandpa,” Daniel giggled.

But we’re not here to talk about yummy cookies. It’s about girls reaching goals and building bonds. “You make new friends,” Katelyn said, “who sometimes help you out with things when you need help.”
Cammy Bailey chimed in, saying “I’m usually shy during things so it kind of helps me to overcome my fear of shyness.”

These five girls now wear the bronze award. “We found a website on Pender County Humane Society’s website and it said they wanted donations,” said Emily Vitt.

So, they found their mission. “We had to donate 20 years, I mean, 20 hours of community service,” Cate Miller said.
“What kind of community service did you do?”, Daniel asked.
“We went to the PC Humane Society, because it’s no kill, and so we went around to neighborhoods and we put down flyers to help donate food and paper towels for the cleaning and toys for the dogs and cats.”

It was that project that earned them the highest award a girl scout junior can achieve in 4th and 5th grades. “Our bronze, silver, and gold awards are those highest leadership awards where girls are identifying issues in the community that’s important to them,” said Krista Park, who is the spokeswoman for the Coastal Pines region.

Now Troop 840 heads to sixth grade knowing they make a great team.
“Girl scouts is one of my favorite things because I get to meet new friends, and they are my closest friends that I have. We’re all great friends, right? group hug!”, they all cheered.

Girl Power. Now that…that is Extraordinary.

The Girl Scouts are hosting a Grand Opening party at the new Wilmington Service Center where you can find out all kinds of events planned for the new year.

The meet and greet and fun is August 23rd from 11-2pm.
The new location is 2250 Shipyard Blvd, Ste 3, Wilmington 28412.

If you’d like to nominate an extraordinary person, email me at dseamans@wwaytv3.com


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2 Comments on "EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Girl Power!"

GS Mom in NH County
2015 years 8 months ago

From one GS Mom to this Troop I say WTG Ladies!!!
My daughter is bridging to Juniors this year and will begin work towards her Bronze Award! Congrats Ladies and keep it up for your Silver Awards!

2015 years 8 months ago

I will not support any organization that aligns with Planned Parenthood like the Girl Scouts do.