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WITH A CHECK IN HAND - Members of the local Girl Scout troop accept a donation from the Eureka Police Department, who gave some of their proceeds from the No-Shave November fundraising event. The Scouts are preparing for their annual cookie sale, which kicks off later this week.

EUREKA - Angie Arnold often sees delight, amazement and a sense of accomplishment on the faces of girls as they expand their horizons, whether that’s conquering their fear of riding a horse, making their way in the wilderness or completing their very first cookie sale.

As a former Scout herself, Arnold has directed the local troop for seven years. She understands what scouting can do for a kid's confidence and the way they experience the world and view others.

“My mom was my Girl Scout leader and her mom was her Girl Scout leader,” Arnold said. “Plus, my mom was a Boy Scout mom. Scouting is in our blood. When I found out that I was pregnant with a daughter, I told my husband that I could not wait to start a Girl Scout troop.” 

One of the members of the troop is her daughter, 12-year-old Ariana.

The troop, as well as 24 others around the area, are gearing up for the annual cookie sale, which starts Friday and runs through March 18.

See article on Feb. 7 Woodford County Journal newsstands

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