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Girl Scouts Help Overseas

Girl Scouts help out!

Four Girl Scout troops from the Brookhaven Subdivision met together to work on a project that would send candy to the military troops abroad and help two community organizations. The Girl Scout troop leader that started this project was Grace Kuelz from Troop #1277. The girls met the evening of November 1st to work on this community project together. Troops that were present were a Junior troop #1277, two Brownie troops #2736 and #3474 and one Daisy troop, #3045. Most or all the Girl Scouts that worked on this are part of Antioch's family.

The girls worked toward earning their "Get Her There" award, formerly called The Outstanding Troop award). One of the requirements to earn the award is to for the girls to lead and run an event. They all thought it would be fun and exciting to meet other Girl Scouts in the neighborhood to work on this goal.

Fifty-two candy necklaces and 50 goodie bags were created and overall around 50 pounds of candy was collected. The Halloween candy was donated to the military abroad through the Laxer, Long and Savage dental office. The dental office will send the candy abroad, which will be shared by many members of the military.

The Girl Scouts also were asked to bring in canned/non-perishable food items to be donated to Union County's Loaves and Fishes organization.  The necklaces were part of a craft for the Bright Blessings Organization.  "The troops that were able to attend were very excited to participate and meet some younger and older fellow Girl Scouts, as well as have the chance to help out many people through their donated food, candy and time,"  Mrs. Zazzaro, a parent, commented. 

Written by: Kathy Gwinn, media coordinator with the help of Mrs. Zazzaro and Mrs. Kuelz
Posted: Nov 16, 2012 by Kathy Gwinn

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