Work it out, Girl Scouts! Taking a lead from United We Serve: Let’s Read. Let’s Move, a Girl Scout troop from Waldorf, Maryland decided to cartwheel their way to better health and literacy. Brownie Troop 6202 joined forces with the Charles County Public Library, holding their first annual “Cartwheel-a-thon for a Cause” last month at White Plains Regional Park in White Plains, Maryland.
During the event, children and their families participated in fun activities including sack races, hoola hoop contests and other outdoor games. But it didn’t stop there: kids and parents received information about how to stay active and healthy all summer long.
Representatives from the Library also handed out summer reading packets, part of the effort to prevent summer learning loss and encourage children to read over the summer months. In addition, the funds raised by the cartwheel-a-thon will be used to support the Charles County Public Library in their literacy outreach efforts in the community.
Service groups across the country can follow in the footsteps of the Girl Scouts and team up with their local libraries in the effort to promote summer reading and combat childhood obesity. Now, get out there and show us what you got!