Girl Scouts donate gift baskets to Children’s Hospital patients
Thirteen third-grade girls are making a difference April 14, for 20 children at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis, as part of a Girls Scouts community service project.
The Brownies from Troop 17231, based in New Hope, packed baskets April 10 with coloring books, bubbles, stuffed animals, crayons and toys.
The baskets and contents were purchased using money from this year’s cookie sales.
According to Chantel Jullie, the troop’s co-leader, the girls are very excited about the project.
“We hear a lot about youth being self-involved,” she said. “If you give them the vehicle to be able to do things like this, they’re going to take it and run. It does start at a young age. You can make a difference when you’re 9. (If you plant) that inside of them it will continue to grow.”
Jullie said this is the troop’s first big project.