Girl Scouts of West Central Florida

Pillows for the Military

Posted on Thu, Jan 2 2014 3:00 pm by Danielle Rein

After a year of hard work, five Girl Scouts, Lauren, Hannah, Kay, Bryce and Elisabeth, recently completed their Silver Award with the help of their troop to send care packages overseas to soldiers in combat zones. Cadette Troop 239 have put in countless hours and planning for the past year to complete their service project. The girls handmade close to 900 pillows to be shipped to the troops over the past year to supply some comfort in the harsh environments these soldiers endure. The girls collected nearly 250 letters and pictures to accompany the pillows from friends and family in the community looking to express their gratitude and remind the soldiers that they are appreciated and remembered as they serve our country. 

In response to the care packages that were sent, the girls received many heartfelt letters of thanks from the soldiers; two of which happened to be Girl Scouts themselves! Check out some of the pictures below of the girls working hard to complete their project.


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3 Previous comments:

(1) On January 3, 2014, Tiffany Davies said:
Great job girls! What a wonderful example you are for younger girls.
(2) On January 8, 2014, Robin Williamson said:
I am extremely proud of my girls,Hannah, Kay, Bryce, Elisabeth and Lauren. They worked hard and were dedicated to making a difference and earning the Silver Award. They loved the letters from the soldiers that was a tangible connection to the comfort they provided.
(3) On January 8, 2014, Deborah Barnley said:
I am so proud of all the girls, they worked so hard, not too mention it was so much fun!

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