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Girl Scouts earn Bronze Award by sending aid to Ukraine


Troop 70706 helping Plast Scouts with aid to Ukraine

Macedonia, OH - Girl Scouts thrive in helping their communities in whatever way they can, both locally and globally. Plast, a Ukrainian Scouting Organization put out a call to Girl Scouts for help raising funds for medical and humanitarian aid kits to send to Ukraine. Local Girl Scouts of North East Ohio (GSNEO) Troop 70706 answered the call for help by teaming up with the Cleveland-based Plast branch to gather donations of medical supplies and pack first aid kits to be shipped overseas and distributed throughout Ukraine.

This project earned troop 70706 their Bronze Award, the highest award a Girl Scout Junior can earn. The goal for the Plast Scouts was to pack 10,000 kits, and troop 70706 was excited to take on this project to help them get closer to meeting their goal. Troop 70706 set up a drive for donations, as well as an Amazon Wish List, and collected enough supplies for 161 full kits - plus some extra supplies to add to future kits! The troop leaders even invited their moms to help pack kits which meant that three generations of Girl Scouts pitched in to help with this project!

“The girls learned about reaching out and helping fellow Scouts,” said Troop Leader Jennifer Riester, Troop Leader of troop 70706, “They also learned a little bit about how small but meaningful projects can make an impact in a situation that seems overwhelming.”

Troop 70706 felt a sense of solidarity and connection with the Plast Scouts in their desire to help others and their shared motto: “Be Prepared.” They also bonded in their shared sisterhood, exchanged gifts, and even planned an outing together for the summer.

To learn more about how your troop can get involved to help the Plast Scouts visit our Pixie Plus webpage.