The women being honored are Jasper Police Chief Connie Rowe, Jasper Councilwoman Sandi Sudduth, Red Cross Director Pam Fikes, Salvation Army Director Lona Courington and former Girl Scout Day Camp Director Chris Ross.
On Monday, the girls met the heroes, Tuesday the girls met Elaine Ellis from Regional Paramedical Services who showed them an ambulance and explained her job to them and Wednesday Nathan Moore of Jasper Fire Department told them about the job that firefighters do in the community. Today the scouts will take a field trip to Children’s Theatre in Birmingham, and view a movie made about the heroes and the activities they have participated in this week. The camp will end with a reception to honor the five women serving as the girls’ heroes for the week.
The girls also learned about preparing for and dealing with emergency situations, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, volcanoes and earthquakes.
The day camp is for girls in first through sixth grade, although the older members, called Kool Aids, help with the organization and activities. Each year the camp provides activities for approximately 50 girls scouts from across the county.