Brownie Girl Scout Troop 24205 of Wellington learned what it meant to serve their local community on Saturday, Nov. 19.
The scouts, along with Troop Leader Joane Celestin and Troop Co-leader Jennifer McDonald and several parents, recently made a visit to Palms West Hospital to spread some cheer and donate coloring books and crayons, word search books and pencils, and activity books to patients in the pediatric unit.
The event was coordinated through Child Life Specialist Michele Armand. The day of the event, the group met with nurse Josette Adner, who led the girls to the patients’ rooms, where, with permission from parents, they were able to deliver the gifts in person.
The Girl Scouts were excited for the opportunity to deliver the items directly to the patients and see their smiling faces. It made them proud to partake in this service project and to help other people, knowing that they were following the Girl Scout organization’s laws.
The troop thanks Armand, Adner and all of the hospital staff members who helped coordinate this special event.
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ABOVE: (L-R) Alissa Anderson, Sarah Davis, Jana Pierre, Taylor Browning, Victoria McDonald and Gabriela Pasahow. Not pictured, Alexis McPherson, Chelsea Dever, Emilee Rebstock, Emma Pincus, Hailey Kurek and Troop Product Manager Valarie Kurek.