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Girl Scouts complete community service projects

1/31/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of Laura Pszonowsky
Photo courtesy of Angela Jorgenson
Photo courtesy of Angela Jorgenson
FAIRLAWN — Three Girl Scout troops from St. Hilary School recently completed community service projects.

Two Girl Scout Cadette troops (Troops No. 91336 and No. 91396) combined efforts to work on two service projects for the new Cadette Girl Scout Way badge.

This fall, the girls, in sixth grade, completed several maintenance projects at Camp Ledgewood, including cleaning and painting the camp Trading Post, shown at right middle.

In December, the troops collected donations from local stores (Acme, Target, Wal-Mart and Giant Eagle) and from the girls’ families to create 20 “Birthday in a Box” kits for ACCESS Inc., an Akron shelter for women and children. Shown at right bottom, each box contains birthday-themed plates and napkins, cake mix, frosting, candles and small party favors. Whenever someone at the shelter has a birthday, they can use one of these boxes to put together a small party.

Also, the school’s Brownie Troop No. 971 (comprised of second-graders) recently made three kinds of treats and donated them to the Cookie Ministry at St. Hilary Church. The cookies given to the Cookie Ministry are taken to St. Bernard Catholic Church in Downtown Akron and used in boxed meals for those in need.

Shown at right top, members of the troop show off some of the treats they donated.

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