Women's Basketball
    Girls Scouts Train Like Trojans

    Lauryn Gillis teaches volleyball technique.
    Jan. 27, 2014

    The Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles know a thing or two about serving their community. From Service Saturdays to work for the ASHE Foundation, the Girl Scouts understand the importance of leadership and giving back.

    This past Sunday, USC student-athletes offered their own service in the form of a clinic for Girl Scout troops from the local area.

    More than 125 Girl Scouts and their families marched into Galen Center's practice courts, where Trojan athletes from the women's soccer, volleyball, lacrosse, and basketball teams taught the young girls the basics of their sports.

    After splitting up into groups, the scouts rotated through stations of soccer, volleyball and basketball. At a final station, a panel of athletes taught the tenets of USC's SCORE Initiative, focusing on the importance of academic integrity, health, teamwork and community responsibility.

    "It's very important for us to give back to the community because, when I was little, I would participate in events like this all the time. It means the world to these kids," Ebony Nwanebu, sophomore outside hitter on the Trojan volleyball team, said.

    As a reward for their hard work at the clinic, each Girl Scout in attendance received a Trojan badge to add to their sashes.

    "For me, it's fun because it brings me back to this age and the pure enjoyment of playing the sport," Savannah Levin, sophomore midfielder on the soccer team, said.

    With their newfound skills and love for the Trojan athletes, the Girl Scouts stayed to watch the women's basketball team compete against Stanford that evening.