GIRL SCOUTS GALORE. From left, teachers Paula Wheeler and Julie Googins started a Brownie troop at MacArthur Elementary. Students Jamie Googins, Ashley Benitez, and Myranda Soliz are among the nearly 40 girls in grades 3-5 who have earned various badges for community service, camping, pet care and technology. Earning activity badges enables them to learn the importance of personal responsibility and the value of goal setting. J. Googins, Benitez and Soliz will bridge into Junior Girl Scouts this year.