It is very heartwarming seeing the difference Colorado Girl Scouts make in their communities, especially during the holidays.
Right after Thanksgiving, Girl Scouts of Colorado received a very nice note from a recipient of a Thanksgiving food basket. This individual had lost their home during the Black Forest Fire, and was touched to learn through a little note in their basket that the bread had been baked by local Girl Scouts.
After digging a little further on this story, I found out that this is a service project that the Girl Scouts in the Pikes Peak area have done for more than 16 years! This year Girl Scout Ambassador Troop 3740 baked the bread, which was given to Tri-Lake Cares for their holiday food baskets for those in need. Recently on Dec. 8th, the troop of 20 girls, who are from five different high schools in Monument and the Colorado Springs area, baked 60 loaves of homemade yeast bread for the food baskets for Christmas. This troop has baked bread every Thanksgiving and Christmas for more than six years.
Their troop leader, Cindy Petersen, asked the girls what Girl Scouts meant to them during the baking party on Sunday, here are some of their responses:
- Girl Scouts is your family away from your biological family that you love to get together with!
- Girl Scouts is a safe place where you can ask for advice and guidance.
- Girl Scouts is where we do amazing things within our community to help others.
- Girls Scouts has given me many life skills which I will take into my adult life, like great leadership skills.
- Girl Scouts helped me get my first job.
- Girl Scouts is great to have on your college applications.
- Girl Scouts has given me more confidence to try new things.
- Girl Scouts has given me lots of sisters to have fun with!
Nice work to Troop 3740 on carrying on a tradition of meaningful Girl Scout service to the community!