When Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast last October, members of Woodbury Girl Scout Brownie Troop 55129 wanted to find a way to give support to those affected by the devastating storm. With cookie season just a few months away, the 10 third-grade girls pledged to donate 20 percent of their cookie proceeds to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief.
The girls sold cookies individually and as a troop at a cookie booth at their local grocery store. Through hard work and dedication, the troop was able to sell 1,551 boxes of cookies, surpassing their goal by more than 300 boxes.
Karla Fenstermaker, Director of Marketing for the AmericanRedCross of St. Paul, attended the troop’s year-end ceremony on May 31 to accept the donation check. “You girls did an awesome job,” she told them, “and we are grateful for your support.”
Helping Hurricane Sandy victims was a key step for Troop 55129 in earning the Give Back badge, which encourages girls to learn how organizations help others. The girls weren’t done giving back after donating to the American Red Cross though. They also donated nearly 70 boxes of cookies to a local food shelf and to a military troop serving in Afghanistan.
“We are so proud of the girls,” said Dorothy Joslin, co-leader of Troop 55129. “They worked really hard and are excited to have done something to help others who are in need.”