Scout troop gives bunny aid

Westlake Girl Scout Junior Troop 293 with the 132 Easter baskets they assembled and donated.

Fifth-grade Girl Scout Junior Troop 293 has done what they can to spread kindness and love to homeless children. They donated a total of 132 Easter baskets to several homeless shelters this past Easter. 

The girls decided to engage the community and help those less fortunate in order to earn their Bronze award. Their initial goal was to collect enough donations and make 40 Easter baskets. But with the generosity of the community at Saint Bernadette's and Saint Richard's, the girls were able to stuff 132 Easter baskets with candy, toys and treats. The baskets were distributed to the children at Laura's Home, Genesis House, The Salvation Army Shelter and West Side Catholic Shelter. 

The Bronze Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn as a Junior. Each scout is required to have around 20 hours of service for the project. Several months of planning went into the project that the girls planned and ran. Their excitement was contagious as donations kept pouring in. The girls would like to extend their appreciation to the many people of both Saint Bernadette's and St. Richard's who donated items, the entire Saint Bernadette's school and staff for their endless support and help, and parents, siblings and Boy Scouts that helped stuff the baskets and made this idea such a success!

Bridget DeMonica

Parent and child advocate.

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Volume 6, Issue 10, Posted 9:58 AM, 05.13.2014