Girl Scout house reopens in Marble Falls

Contributed/Girl Scouts of Central Texas
Flooding in the Highland Lakes in October 2018 made the Girl Scout Huber House hut unusable on Pecan Valley Drive, but thanks to community assistance, the hut is celebrating its reopening this weekend.

 

 

 

 

Special to The Highlander

When the Highland Lakes flooded in October, the Marble Falls Girl Scout Huber House was rendered unusable. Thanks to local citizens who stepped up in a time of need, however, the building was renovated and is ready to reopen just three months later.

The Wildflower Trails Girl Scouts will celebrate with a reopening on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 2 p.m. at the scout house, 401 Pecan Valley Drive, Marble Falls, as Girl Scouts of Central Texas members, troop leaders, council executives and community members will get a first look at the completed building.

Unprecedented flooding struck the Central Texas area on Oct. 16 as Lake Marble Falls and its tributaries overflowed their banks. Runoff water in excess of four feet flooded the inside of the Huber House hut, forcing Scout leaders to close the building.

The local Girl Scout service unit, Wildflower Trails, put a call out to the Marble Falls community for support in getting the Huber House up and in use quickly. Volunteers answered the call, chipping in with time, resources, and spreading the word about how others could do the same. Their teamwork got the job done in record time.

Wildflower Trails Service Unit is part of the Girl Scouts of Central Texas, which has nearly 17,500 Girl Scouts and 12,500 volunteers in 46 Central Texas counties, including Burnet County.

Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low organized the very first Girl Scout troop on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia. For more information about Girl Scouts locally, go to gsctx.org.

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