Cadette Troop 66121 adopted a first grade classroom from an underserved community for the year, helping support the school as a place where children can find comfort, safety, and well-balanced meals. For the holidays, the Girl Scouts gifted each family a “Family Game Night” package including board games, popcorn, and candy. “We have become pen pals and the girls love sending and receiving mail!” says Troop Co-Leader Lori Watson. “We plan to also put together Summer Comfort Kits next spring for them.”
The residents of Lafayette House, a nursing facility in Marblehead, were treated to a holiday event hosted by Brownie Troop 82194. “Our girls have formed a friendship with the center and have returned annually for three years now to build gingerbread houses with the residents,” says Troop Co-leader Calista Maharaj. “The girls bring lots of smiles, laughter, and creativity as they build the houses for the seniors to enjoy in their common room and the smiles on the faces of the residents is really special.” The troop hopes to continue the tradition for many years to come!
For more than 15 years, the Medway Service Unit has hosted “Project Shoebox” for the holiday season. More than 200 Girl Scouts of all levels participated in this year’s giving initiative, each filling a shoebox with toiletries and games, and wrapping them as gifts for residents of a local senior housing facility. Each resident will receive a gift from the Girl Scout “Santas” at their annual Christmas party… along with plenty of holiday cheer!
Girls Scouts and their families from across Scituate recently gathered together for a town-wide afternoon of service to help several local organizations. The girls collected donations of toys and games for Scituate Community Christmas, food items for the Scituate Food Pantry, and pet supplies for the Scituate Animal Shelter. Additionally, they created holiday care packages for first responders. “We also created blankets for NICU babies for Project Sweet Pea, braided fabric chew toys for dogs at the animal shelter, and made holiday cards for local seniors living in nursing homes, where several troops are also going caroling,” says Service Unit Coordinator Jan Kelly.