Girl Scouts Try for World Record Tomorrow

The Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri are taking part in Showering the Community Saturday and hope to break 2012 Guinness World Record. It will happen at area Walmart stores, where they will encourage shoppers to purchase personal care items for those in need in our community. People cannot buy these items with food stamps. Last year, GSEM collected 1.4 million items, setting a Guinness World Record. It hopes to break that record in 2013.

Showering the Community is part of the April Showers program, which provides an opportunity for girls in grades K-12 to learn to lead, take responsibility, make good decisions and help those in need. Launched in 1998, April Showers continues to be a cornerstone for local shelters and families in need of donated items. According to Operation Food Search, April Showers provides 99 percent of all personal care items distributed in the region. GSEM attributes this major accomplishment to the generosity of residents within its community.