Junior Girl Scout Troop 7030 makes community service a priority
Marlborough – Junior Girl Scout Troop 7030, under the leadership of Cathy Ward and Andrea Mulligan spent much of the school year involved in community service.
During October 2006 Troop 7030 volunteered to help the "Why Me" organization with running their annual Family Halloween Costume Party for families coping with childhood cancer. The girls helped fill goody bags, run a game and hand out prizes at the event at the YMCA in Greendale.
In November, the troop went to the Oak Knoll Nursing Home in Nobscott where they walked room to room, handing out carnations to every senior resident. Then they helped out at a Bingo game.
In December, the troop assisted Sharon McDonald, a volunteer sponsor for The Box Project, which matches volunteers with families living in rural poverty. The troop was able to mail two large boxes, one containing several gifts for each member of the household and another containing dry and canned goods.
In January, the girls ran two booths, selling Girl Scout cookies and allowing patrons to help toward donations of Girl Scout cookies that were then mailed to troops in Iraq.
In February, some of the girls volunteered at the Valentine's Day Volunteer Workshop held at the YMCA in Westborough, making valentine cards for nursing and assisted living homes in Marlborough.
In April 2007, the girls took a trip to Build-a-Bear in Framingham and made several stuffed animals. They donated them to the State Police barracks in Framingham. These stuff ed animals will be used by the officers when they go on a site where a child may be in distress, hurt or injured and needs a little TLC to help calm them down.
The troop has acquired approval for an adopt-a-spot on the rail trail. Several of the girls will use the project in earning the Bronze Award. An improvement to the area has already taken place and will continue for a year. At the end of this school year the girls celebrated with a trip to New York City.
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