By: Eleanore Whip-Me
30 girls from the Cape County area earned a fun patch and worked towards legacy badges, with the help from the Cape Girardeau Roller Girls.
The girls learned basic skating skills as well as general healthy living tips and good sportsmanship. They learned the importance of safety gear and being safe while skating. CGRG referees explained the rules of the game of roller derby and answered questions about penalties. They also emphasized the importance of team work. The girls also got the opportunity to make their own Derby Identity and jersey. During this time, the girls learned the importance of being a team player and how they should empower each other rather than tear each other down. They talked with CGRG teammates about how our differences make us unique and that we should embrace those differences.
The Girl Scouts had an opportunity to watch the team perform practice drills, along with hitting and jumps. During the Q &A session, girls had the opportunity to talk with the skaters and ask questions about skating and what it was like to be a roller derby player.
Each scout received a Roller Derby fun patch and small gift from the Cape Girardeau Roller Girls.