On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Ga., Juliette Gordon "Daisy" Low organized the first Girl Scout troop. Every year we celebrate the opportunities that Girl Scouts provide. The Barnesville Service Unit of the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council supports the mission that "Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place."

Currently, all troops in the Barnesville Service Unit are supporting the Bedtime Bags service project. A variety of items are being collected to donate to Foster Hope Ohio Valley, a group devoted to support children in foster care. For information, contact Rana Anderson at 740-310-9172.

The Barnesville Service Unit is led by Penny Christman who continues to carry on the traditions and high standards set forth by the late Kathy Johnson. The community’s generous support of all Girl Scout troops is appreciated. They are grateful for the use of the local schools, churches, and other facilities including the Albert S. George Youth Center. In addition to celebrating Girl Scout Week, the Barnesville Service Unit works together for the Fall Product Sale and the Cookie Sale. A pool party was held last summer for all Scouts in the Service Unit.

The Barnesville Service Unit is proud to include troops for all age levels. Thirteen troops are based in Barnesville and one is based in Beallsville. The troops include:

Multi-Age Troop 51007 Leader Michelle Wells; Assistants Debbie Frye, Emily Smith, & Natasha Crooks; Kindergarten-12th grade

Daisy Troop 10292 Leader Carissa Allen; Assistant Erica Peddicord; Kindergarten

Daisy Troop 10289 Leader Jessica Yost; Assistant Ashli Allen; 1st Grade

Daisy Troop 10124 Leader Rana Anderson; Assistant Laura VanFossen; 1st Grade

Brownie Troop 10063 Leader Kayla Fraley; Assistant Arica Ady; 2nd Grade

Brownie Troop 10286 Leader Erica Peddicord; Assistant Jessica Yost; 2nd Grade

Brownie Troop 51382 Leader Ashley Clift; 3rd Grade

Junior Troop 51032 Leader Jill Smith; Assistant Melissa Nalley; 4th Grade

Junior Troop 51008 Leader Brandi Little Assistant Adrienne Burkhart; 5th Grade

Cadette Troop 31409 Leader Heather Crumbaker; Assistant Brandy DeGenova; 6th Grade

Cadette Troop 34612 Leader Summer Jenkins; Assistants Jeanne Strawn and Nikki Powell; 7th Grade

Senior Troop 33245 Leader Staci Graham; Assistant Sunny Fitch; 8-9th Grades

Ambassador Troop 33069 Leader Julie Starr; 11th and 12th Grades

Ambassador Troop 5795 Leader Kim Crooks; 12th Grade