The girls of Brownie Troop #3647 have been dedicated to performing acts of kindness to those in need. For the past two months, they worked together to plan and carry out a visit to the Ronald McDonald House of New Hyde Park. Their visit involved baking desserts for the families who reside there while their children are receiving medical treatment. Together, the girls planned a menu and with the help of the troop parents, used the kitchens at the Ronald McDonald House to bake pumpkin pies, apple crisps, pumpkin bread and cupcakes for the more than 80 residents. Their efforts were met with gratitude as this alleviated the added pressure for residents to cook for their families. While visiting, the girls made friends with a 7 year old girl 'Angela' whom the girls adopted as an honorary troop member for the evening. "Making a new friend made us feel happy," agreed Nicole, Izzy and Lauren, three troop members. In addition, the girls of Troop #3647 held a food drive for the Ronald McDonald House which enabled the staff to stock the food pantry so children like "Angela" don't have to leave the facility for food.
Upon reflection of their work, the girls gave insightful thoughts about their accomplishment. "We felt very proud," said Gianna, Kyra and Mia. When asked about why they went, Ashley, Alyssa, Julia and Kylie agreed it was to help families and their sick children. Sarah, Kailee and Shannon felt it was important for sick children to be close to their families when they aren't feeling well.
The girls of Troop #3647 demonstrate how Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
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