Sunday, April 29, 2012

Birthday Box Service Project

Today the Brownie Girl Scout Troop and the Lone Star Girl joined other Girl Scouts in our Service Unit for a Birthday Box tour.  Troops in our service unit had made birthday boxes for local agencies where children may be taking shelter on their birthdays .  In each box, we packed cake mix, icing,  a tablecloth, paper plates and napkins, plastic ware, party favors and a wrapped gift.  Our Brownie Troop made two boxes for the 5-8 age group, since they could relate.  These boxes were made so that the agencies would have an almost-instant birthday party in a box available in case a child was staying there on her/his birthday.

We delivered the boxes to our local Ronald McDonald House, the Women's Shelter and the Salvation Army.  At each agency, staff explained their missions to the girls.  I think the girls got a lot out of it.

You could tell, though, that already the Brownies had a sort of super-charged, uncomfortable awareness at the Women's Shelter - young as they are.  Some things women know in their bones from so, so young.

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