The Housing Authority of Bowling Green Opens Doors to its First Girl Scouts Troop
[Girl Scout Troop 1681 form a friendship circle. Photo Credit: Bowling Green Daily News]
Girl Scout Troop 1681 form a friendship circle.
Photo Credit: Bowling Green Daily News

Thanks to the Housing Authority of Bowling Green (HABG), Girl Scout Troop 1681 representing 8 girls who live in Bryant Way Apartments is close to home. This is the first girl scout troop at a public housing authority site in Bowling Green. They meet every other Friday at the Bryant Way Learning Center. One week they hold a meeting and next week they have an outing.

Eleven-year-old Charlissa Applewhite explained, "I thought it was an opportunity for all types of girls in Bryant Way...We get to have fun, bake cookies, go on field trips."

"This is exciting," said HABG Executive Director Abraham Williams. "I'm more excited than they are."

"HUD is thrilled that the Housing Authority of Bowling Green is providing an opportunity for its girls to learn and grow through Girl Scouts," said HUD Kentucky Field Office Director Michael Browder.

The HABG and Girl Scouts partnered to provide new opportunities to the girls that they can carry on to adulthood. Zones of Hope provided a grant to make the start-up possible with no cost to the girls or their families.

(Thanks to Bowling Green Daily News for contributing to the story)