Members of Troop 2067 pose in front of their completed mural project as they seek to become Junior Girl Scouts. (photo by Laura A. Hogan)
Girl Scouts’ mural awaits students
The first day of school this year will be met with new teachers, old friends and, for the students at Miramar Ranch Elementary School, a new welcome mural.
The 14 Girl Scouts of Troop 2067 spent eight months bringing their Bronze Award mural project from concept to completion. The Bronze Award in Girl Scouts is needed in order to become a Junior Girl Scout.
“We wanted to do something special for Miramar Ranch Elementary because the school has been gracious enough to provide our meeting space since the girls were in Daisies,” said Diane Hunter, troop leader.
The wall selected for renovation had chipping paint and was a dull, khaki color painted many years ago. It was also the last remaining large wall without a mural at the school.
A group of Miramar Ranch teachers selected the final design after the scouts presented multiple concept ideas to them.
The scouts learned invaluable lessons on developing plans, presenting to adults and working together to reach their goal.
Troop member, Gracie Hass, 11, said she enjoyed participating in every stage of the project as they cleaned, scraped, sanded, sketched and finally painted the mural.
“We could see what was ahead, and it was fun to bring our design to life,” Hass said.
Hunter said this project fulfilled the Girl Scout mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character. It also encouraged the girls to be sustainable and work toward bettering their communities.
“We are excited to present this mural to the school as they welcome the students for a new year. We hope it will bring joy to all students for years to come,” Hunter said.
Troop 2067 will participate in more service projects this year including volunteering at a senior center.
Parents interested in signing their daughters up for Girl Scouts can visit sdgirlscouts.org to find an open troop in the area.