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The following article was posted on March 13th, 2013, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 14, Issue 1 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 14, Issue 1

Girl Scout donates to Circle V Ranch Camp

A 16-year-old Girl Scout from San Marino donated more than 2,000 children’s books and 450 art supplies to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Circle V Ranch Camp in March.


GOLD STAR:
Girl Scout Isabella Virgen donated books and craft supplies to the Circle V Ranch Camp. The camp’s volunteer committee celebrated the donation at a recent Society of St. Vincent de Paul meeting.
PHOTO COURTESY OF CIRCLE V RANCH CAMP

Isabella Virgen chose the camp for her Gold Award Girl Scout project because she was impressed with her experiences as a Camper-in-Leadership-Training at Circle V. Virgen reached out to schools, nonprofits, and other Girl Scouts to gather items for the camp. The Gold Award project encourages Girls Scouts to undertake projects that improve their communities.

Circle V Ranch Camp sits on 30 acres in the Los Padres National Forest in Santa Barbara County near Cachuma Lake. The camp is host to traditional summer camps for children from low-income families.

In a press release, camp director Ray Lopez said the work Virgen undertook to gather together all the donations reminds him that anyone can make a difference.

“What a blessing to have all these books for our summer reading program as well as the supplies for our camp’s art and crafts program that is so important for creative expression,” Lopez said in the release. “I am so grateful to Isabella for choosing Circle V Ranch Camp.”