Scouts make cards for soldiers

| 15 Feb 2012 | 10:07

BYRAM — It wasn't even Halloween, but the Byram Girl Scouts were making holiday cards to send to soldiers. In partnership with Operation: Quiet Comfort (, the 365 cards that the Girl Scouts made will be sent to injured soldiers in military field hospitals in Iraq and Afghanistan. "Some of the younger girls thought it was funny to be making holiday cards in October," said Katie Baron, Girl Scout leader and board member for Operation: Quiet Comfort. "But when we told them that it took a long time for the cards to travel half way around the world, then they understood." Hosted by Girl Scout Troop 645, 70 Byram Girl Scouts ages 5-17 worked in two sessions to make, decorate and sign the cards. All of the cards were shipped to Operation: Quiet Comfort as part of the holiday shipment.