Opportunity rises to help a local child

Impacting a child's life can tale less than an hour a week, according to Shannon Duncan, Howard County Service Unit Manager of Girl Scouts of America. For some, volunteering can be thrown out the window due to cost or lack of time, but the Scout partner program offers a way to impact local youth without requiring a lot of money or time. “There are boys and girls in the community who need you right now,” Duncan said. Those 18 years old and older who pass a background check and have transportation can volunteer for the program. Volunteers will be taking a child to and from meetings and other scouting events, as their schedule allows. “The adults will be paired with a child who needs someone to take them to their scout meetings and scouting events,” Duncan said. “This program will allow children who for different reasons do not have anyone to take them to scouts to have a responsible adult to take them to the meetings and events.”The scout partner program is designed for those who want to volunteer for Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts. To find out more information, contact Duncan at 432-517-4354 or email bigspringscouts@hotmail.com.