Sunday, February 24, 2008

10 February Day Camp

On 10 February the Green Zone Council had the oppurtunity to share another great day with the Iraqi Boy Scouts and Girl Guides. The children were excited, and again the GZC had the oppurtunity to be instructors. We helped teach the first aid and knot tying classes again. The kids also taught us some of the knots that they use!! There was a team building excersise where the kids had to work together to achieve a goal. There were some sports set up and the kids really enjoyed playing soccer with the soldiers! We had alot of volunteers for this event and are looking forward to warmer weather and the chance to work with the scouts and giudes again!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Popcorn Fundraiser

On February 2, 2008, Trails End Popcorn Company donated $25,000.00 worth of popcorn to the Iraqi scouting program. DHL arranged for the two and a half tons of popcorn to be shipped right to our door for free! This was a great event for the scouts and girl guides, giving them the oppurtunity to have a direct hand in funding for the program. The children were all smiles and very eager to do all that they could. While the scouts and leaders ran the event, it was rewarding to the Green Zone Council to help in any way we could. We had so many volunteers who contributed to the success of the fund raiser and would like to extend a thank you to everyone!!