Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Trick or Treating for Thanksgiving?

Pictured: Thanksgiving boxes made by Troop 248
Pictured: Girl Scouts outside the Regional Housing Authority in Hartselle
As part of the Brownie Quest and Junior Journey, Troop 248 delivered 30 Thanksgiving baskets to families in the Regional Housing Authority complex in Hartselle. To complete this activity, girls learned about homeless shelters and planned how they would accomplish their service project. To gather enough food for the baskets, the Girl Scouts "trick or treated" around their neighborhoods for donations of canned goods and non-perishable items for the baskets. The Troop assembled boxes that contained roughly 15-30 cans of vegetables, fruit, stuffing, macaroni and cheese, potatoes, cake mixes, tea or cocoa, cereal, dessert mixes, and a $5 discount coupon for Smithfield products.