Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Greensburg Girl Scouts to deliver cookies to local first responders

Girl Scouts from troops 27038 and 26831 in Greensburg delivered Girl Scout Cookies to local police, firefighters, paramedics and other emergency personnel in April.

The girls collected donations for the cookies at booth sales in the month of March during the annual Girl Scout Cookie Program.

They raised enough donations to purchase 300 boxes of cookies, which they will deliver in person to volunteer fire departments, the police department, the emergency room at Westmoreland Regional Hospital and other local agencies throughout the Greensburg area.

“The girls wanted to thank the men and women who work to keep us safe,” said Chrissy Schaeffer, leader of troop 27038. “We’ve always had great support from them, especially from the Crabtree Volunteer Fire Department, so the girls wanted to find a way to give something back.”

The two Girl Scout troops include 50 girls in kindergarten through 12th grade.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program not only helps Greensburg Girl Scouts say thanks to local first responders, it funds many exciting adventures for them this summer.

The girls are planning a trip to Savannah, Georgia, in July to visit the birthplace of Girl Scouts’ founder Juliette Gordon Low. They will also attend a day camp, visit Idlewild and Soak Zone and enjoy a day at the Pittsburgh Zoo this summer.