Rock on!

Published 11:40 am Monday, April 24, 2017

JACKSON – The Cadette Girl Scouts of Jackson needed to create a community action plan to earn their Silver Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can earn at that level.

They had to think big and they had to go large.

Troop member Kara New is shown displaying the rocks with their special messages.

The girls decided to “rock” the area with random acts of kindness by painting rocks with cute pictures, or positive sayings, and hide them in plain sight, to the delight of those who find them.  The rocks are then re-hidden by those who find them.

The Cadettes have used the social media network Facebook to get surrounding communities involved in painting, and hiding, rocks of kindness. To date, dozens of rocks have been hidden throughout Ahoskie, Murfreesboro, Jackson, Rich Square, Woodland, Lasker, Como, and Roanoke Rapids.  The girls are hoping this project will expand to cover all of northeast N.C. in due time.

The Jackson Cadettes also say, until then, keep your eyes open. You just might be the next lucky person to find that special rock, with a kind message, meant to bring a smile.