Thursday, November 5, 2015

West Allegheny Girl Scouts take action

Cadette Girl Scouts in troop 54481 recently volunteered to pack surplus medical supplies to send to resource-poor countries through Global Links, a medical relief organization.

Their efforts not only provide vital healthcare supplies to those in need, but they also help the environment by eliminating waste.

According to the organization's website, Global Links has been working to redirect still-useful materials away from U.S. landfills to support public health programs in targeted communities throughout the Western Hemisphere. See more at:

Rachel Main, the troop's leader, says the girls are always looking for new ways to help others and learn skills. In December, the girls will collect donated gifts for Toys For Tots. They also plan to participate in an upcoming STEM program.

Keep up the great work, Girl Scouts!

Girl Scouts Emma Main, Hannah Wagner, Myka Wright, Alyssa Keefer and Alyssa Brajdic.