Girl Scouts serve area senior citizens

Sonny Long

June 21, 2013 at 1:21 a.m.

Three area Girl Scouts recently earned their Bronze Award and put smiles on the faces of some senior citizens at the same time.

Rachel Goodwine, Carly Pickett and Ellie Pena, of Victoria Troop 95012, worked together on the project “Blankets for Smiles.”

The girls, with a little help from their moms, made 25 tie blankets and delivered them to residents at Twin Pines Nursing Home.

The girls said they learned that it is important to remember the elderly, and although it was sad to see the older people lonely, the project helped the girls to see it doesn’t take a lot to make a big difference. They developed an understanding of the wider world by working together to find solutions to make their community a better place, according to a news release from the Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas.

The Bronze Award is the highest that Girl Scouts in the fourth or fifth grade can earn. This award helps them begin to understand the needs of their community and helps them to understand how important it is to help, according to the news release.

Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas serves more than 17,000 girls in a 26-county area with service centers in Laredo, Corpus Christi, Victoria and the Rio Grande Valley.



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