Campus Girl Scouts make an impact in Clarion

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Clarion University’s Campus Girl Scouts are selling cookies this week in Carlson Library Level A from 3 to 7 p.m. March 3 – 6 and from 3 to 5 p.m. March 7. All proceeds benefit Girl Scout troops. Campus Girl Scout president and sophomore Clarissa Potsubay has held her position since last semester.
Clarion University’s own Campus Girl Scouts was founded in 2010.
Campus Girl Scouts allows older scouts to continue taking part in community service and local events.
“In Girl Scouts, there is a troop leader and the girls. The local troops can sell cookies, earn badges, go to events and do community service. For Campus Girl Scouts, we are college students who organize community events and operate like a normal RSO,” Potsubay said.
The co-ed organization is active on Clarion’s campus and within the community.
“The most recent event we did was World Thinking Day for the local troops. Thinking Day is a cultural experience where each troop is assigned a country and they share what they learned to the other troops,” Potsubay said.
Past Campus Girl Scout community events have involved programs at local schools.
“We participate in the same community events that other RSOs can do. At times, like Thinking Day, there are specific events just for Girl Scouts. I am also in charge of a Girls on Track program for third through sixth graders, which is a program at the Clarion Elementary school that encourages girls to run,” Potsubay said.
This week’s cookie sales are the Campus Girl Scouts’ most recent event.
The Girl Scout booth will be selling familiar flavors such as Trefoils, Do-si-dos, Samoas, Tagalongs and Thin Mints.
“If you want to feel involved in the community and help out local troops, then buy cookies and be a part of Campus Girl Scouts. It may not be the biggest organization, but we have fun and I am always open to new ideas,” Potsubay said.
Students looking to get more involved with Campus Girl Scouts are invited to join the organization at any time.
“We lost some members, so any new members are welcome. I am a pretty nifty person and I love to meet new people. I have some good community service ideas planned for the rest of the semester,” Potsubay said.
Potsubay herself joined Girl Scouts in the fifth grade, after a friend invited her to a Girl Scout Day Camp.
“I joined Scouts because my friends were in it, and I liked the idea of getting involved. I was always a little shy and scouting helped me get out of my shell. I decided to continue in college because I had a great scouting experience when I was younger, and I loved how Campus Girl Scouts was friendly and including,” Potsubay said.
With this semester’s cookie sales, Potsubay said, “I hope troops sell their remaining boxes and reach their goals. Also, I hope to spread the word about Campus Girl Scouts.”
The Campus Girl Scouts are looking to prepare a craft event on campus as their next program.
For more information on Campus Girl Scouts, e-mail the group at CGSCU@clarion.edu or find them on Facebook or CU Connect under Campus Girl Scouts of Clarion University. Campus Girl Scouts meets Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. in Conference B in Carlson Library.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_facebook type=”standard”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_tweetmeme type=”horizontal”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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