The Beyond Bars Girl Scout Council initiative featured in the film “Troop 1500″ was founded in Baltimore, MD in 1992. It was a pilot project between the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland and the National Institute of Justice, arranging for formal visits between Scouts and their incarcerated mothers.
Shannon Marshall is the Child Advocacy Program Specialist for the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland where she provides management and oversight of three grant funded programs: P.A.V.E (Project Anti-Violence Education), Beyond Bars at the Maryland Correctional Institute for Women and Thomas J.S. Waxter Detention Center for Young Women. Shannon’s philosophy is based on her core belief “that where there is where there is no guidance the people fall, but in abundance of counselors there is victory (Proverbs 11:14).”
Shannon joins us for the Community Cinema-DC screenings of “Troop 1500″ on Saturday, December 17 at Busboys and Poets, and Sunday, December 18 at the Washington, DCJCC. The Girls Scouts Council of the Nation’s Capital will also participate in our “Troop 1500″ events. Samples of the new 100 anniversary Girl Scout cookie “Savannah Smiles” are expected to make a Community Cinema debut.
The Community Cinema-DC presentations of “Troop 1500″ is part of ITVS’s Women and Girls Lead, a multi-year initiative.