Monday, May 11, 2015

Humble Girl Scouts Excel in First Powder Puff Derby

On Saturday, May 2, Humble area Girl Scouts from the San Jacinto Council (GSSJC) hosted their first-ever Powder Puff Derby at Atascocita High School. More than 500 people watched as 141 girls and adults competed for a chance to place in each race level.

“Our girl planning board did a fabulous job planning this event,” said Charlotte Bennett, Girl Scout volunteer. “They designed the Powder Puff patch, trophies and decided on the Girl Scout badge to be earned. They showed up with the night before the event and got everything ready.”

All participants were given a car kit that included a block of wood that they used to create and enhance the car to make it as fast as possible. Each car had to weigh less than five ounces to qualify for racing.

“Our goal for the Powder Puff Derby was to create a family friendly event where girls could make new friends, create a derby car and members of the community could learn more about Girl Scouting,” said Bennett. “The girls can be proud to know that it did just that.”
First United Methodist Church Humble lent their track and software to keep track of the winners and Boy Scout Pack #912 managed the competition.

In addition to the derby, Girl Scouts were given the opportunity to earn the GSSJC Puppetry Parade patch and earn a Community Service patch by crafting four cards – two thank-you cards for the military and two get-well cards. The Get Well Cards will be placed on lunch trays of patients at Memorial Hermann hospital receiving care.

Way to go girls! The following participants won the following recognitions:

Ava Langford
 Aubry Howington
 Gracie Huffman
 Virginia Wood
Kaycee Bennett
 Chloe Doherty
Karyn Bennett
 Jennifer Romero
Emily Hill
 Aurora Webb
Brynn Lipham
Amri Kimball
Darlynn MacMurray
Joslynn Hill

Jon Brinson
Sharon Taylor
Kenneth Auenson
 Nathan Johnson
James Auenson
 Lauren Huffman