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Girl Scouts celebrate founder’s birthday with service project

Girl Scouts celebrate founder’s birthday with service project
October 30
17:16 2017

On Monday, Oct. 30, members of local Girl Scout Troop 8356 celebrated the birthday of Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low by presenting the Open Door in Breckenridge with several “Birthday in a Bag” bags they created for the organization’s clients.

Troop leader Kim Fuller said the bags, which include all the basic items somebody would need to create a birthday party, like cake mix, cake pan, sprinkles, spoons and banners, were provided to Open Door to be given to any of their clients who may be struggling and don’t have the resources to celebrate a birthday in their family.

To purchase the items in the bags, the girls used part of the proceeds from their Girl Scout cookies sales.  Fuller said creating and presenting the bags was part of the service project to celebrate the Girl Scout’s founder. She said each year the troop does a service project to celebrate.

In addition to the birthday bags, Fuller said, the troop also used some of their cookie proceeds to purchase diapers and wipes to donate as part of the service project.

“When you buy Girl Scout cookies, you’re buying more than a box of cookies, you’re investing in the community and creating leaders,” she said.


Story by Tony Pilkington

Cutline: Members of Breckenridge Girl Scout Troop 8356 donated several “Birthday in a Bag” bags to the Open Door organization in Breckenridge. The Girl Scouts, from left, are Maggie Wunsch, 7; Malia Dauer, 7; Rihana Fuller, 7; Rylee Fuller, 8; Rachel Burchett, 7; and, Kodee Crawford, 10. The service project was in honor of Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge American)


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