The Our House Girl Scout troop enables girls to walk from their homes to their Girl Scout meetings. Members of troop 7047 meet every week all year long. Daisy Girl Scouts (K-1), Brownie Girl Scouts (2nd-3rd), Junior Girl Scouts (4-5th) and Cadette Girl Scouts (6-7th), meet on separate days. The girls work on badges and service projects and have especially enjoyed the Outdoor Art, New Cuisines and Eco Camper badges. Their service projects include neighborhood trash pickup, planting flowers and building a water garden. Troop leader Judy Prior has led the girls on several camping trips to Chewacla State Park and Kamp Kiwanis Girl Scout camp on Lake Martin.
Each month our high school students have the opportunity to meet and discuss their next steps in life and enjoy dinner together afterwards. These students meet with some of our mentors and talk about ACT prep, college prep, interview prep, and begin setting goals for their future. We want our highschool students to graduate with the opportunity to continue their education or seek a job they would like to pursue.
Love is the Hallmark of Our House. By loving our neighbors and sharing our lives with one another, we develop lasting friendships. These relationships create opportunities for us to share our faith in Christ Jesus and to speak of His great love, mercy, and forgiveness. Each of Our Kids has the opportunity to hear the Good News through Bible stories, Bible club, or a small group Bible study depending on their age. Junior high and high school students meet regularly with Godly mentors in small group settings: and some groups have participated in weekend retreats.
BACK TO SCHOOL
We love getting our students ready to go back to school each year. Our K-7th grade students are proud to walk into the first day of school with a backpack full of the items on their classroom’s supply list – and in some cases a new pair of tennis shoes! Our older students have access to a supply closet, so they can get supplies needed for their various courses. We also help cover fees for technology and/or elective courses, when needed.
While our students were doing virtual school during COVID-19, we brought in Coach Bea, a fitness instructor, to keep them active. Coach Bea came to Our House and hosted PE for our virtual students weekly. During these PE sessions the kids would do different exercises and strength training drills along with fun interactive games.
At Our House we continue to look for opportunities to expose our students to new and different experiences, which we hope will inspire their thoughts and dreams for the future. Our teens have enjoyed Auburn gymnastics meets, football and basketball games, and college campus tours, which have included exposure to various academic units, athletic facilities, and many facets of student life. They have also enjoyed field trips to Jule Collins Museum of art and cooking and baking together.
While our staff and volunteers can meet the practical needs of our kids, we know that the Lord has so much more in store for them! We believe that intentional and consistent prayer for our students will have the greatest impact on each of them individually and on their families and neighborhood, as a whole.
If you are willing to come alongside us and pray for a certain student or group of students on a daily basis, please complete the Our House Prayer Partner Google form. We will send you the name of a child (or group of students) and communicate specific prayer requests with you on a periodic basis (you choose the frequency).