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Girl Scouts of Colonial Coast Benefits from Day of Caring

Alexis McCrae

September 23, 2016

Girl Scouts of Colonial Coast Benefits from Day of Caring

On September 19, 2016, Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast's Camp Skimino in Williamsburg received much needed renovations, thanks to volunteers from Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center. Camp Skimino is a Girl Scout property used for summer residential camps, local troops and large groups that enjoy outdoor activities. The volunteers partnered with United Way of Greater Williamsburg's Day of Caring, an annual effort that supports local non-profits and public service agencies by connecting teams of volunteers to various improvement projects throughout the area.
Projects completed at the Enmeier Center included staining and sealing the main deck, painting the kitchen, repairing steps, and helping clean and organize storage areas.
This is Sentara's fourth year volunteering at Camp Skimino. "We're happy to come back because it's easy to work with you [Girl Scouts]. When we come back each year, the projects from previous years are maintained and well cared for," said Don West, director of support operations at Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center.

About Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast, a United Way agency, serves almost 12,000 girls in grades K through 12 with the help of more than 6,000 adult volunteers in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. Since 1912, Girl Scouts has been the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. Today, we continue the Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. To volunteer, reconnect, donate or join, visit or call 1-800-77SCOUT.


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