By Joyce Lavene

The Mint Hill Times Girl scout Troop 1333 began as a Daisy Troop in September 2005. The girls are second year cadettes now and they are celebrating the 100th year of Girl Scouting with other scouts from around the world.

Already, the troop attended a ceremony at Stumptown Park in Matthews with more than 854 people in attendance. It was a girl-led program which included flag ceremonies, readings through the decades of Girl Scouting and singing. “Being at the 100 year celebration of Girl Scouts was an honor for me and it was an even bigger honor that my troop got chosen to speak at the ceremony,” Thyme Hawkins, Troop 3033 Girl Scout Cadette, said of the event.  Upcoming local events for the troop include the 5th Annual Discover Mint Hill Day which will be Saturday April 21 from 9 – 3 pm at Discovery Square. Many activities are planned including arts and crafts, historical Girl Scout stories, scavenger hunt, local artists, musicians, and a tour on the double decker bus. You can also sit in the Juliette Low Theater and watch an old time Girl Scout movie. Memorabilia will be on display and a historic Girl Scout fashion show is in the works. The girls are also planning 100th Challenge projects to celebrate the 100th anniversary including planting 100 trees, collecting 100 cell phones for a shelter and others. Over the years, Troop 1333 has visited Savannah, Ga. the home of Juliette Low and attended camps. They also spent the night at the Charlotte Trolley Museum and hosted a “One-on-One” Q&A session with Mint Hill Mayor Ted Biggers to learn about local government They have served their community by giving food, drink and smiles for the military service men and women at Mint Hill’s Annual Veteran’s Day Breakfast, baked and packaged cookies to be distributed at Philadelphia Presbyterian Church’s annual Christmas Luncheon for seniors and designed tissue paper flowers to be given to patients after their treatment at Piedmont Medical Center. The troop earned the Girl Scout Junior Bronze Award by hosting their Service Unit’s Bunny Breakfast Event for local Brownie and Daisy troops.