Stanhope Girl Scouts' project aids hurricane victims

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:59

Stanhope - The Girl Scouts of Stanhope and Netcong in the Morris Canal Service Unit of the Lenni-Lenape Girl Scout Council have been diligently working on a service project for fellow Girl Scouts affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Their goal was to send 60 duffel bags filled with needed supplies to two Girl Scout councils — San Jacinto Council in Texas and Gulf Pines Council in Mississippi. Over 60 local Girl Scouts, leaders and parents gathered on Sunday, Oct. 9, to make colorful blankets out of fleece. Brownie and Junior Troops 887, 750, 649, 903, 896, and 816 participated. Together, 60 blankets were made by hand to put in the duffel bags. The girls also donated packages of undergarments, wrote personal notes, and created colorful drawings to accompany each blanket. A parent donated stamps, allowing for a potential pen-pal opportunity with each girl receiving the notes. A Netcong resident donated the funds needed to purchase 60 duffel bags, and Newton Trust donated pencil cases filled with school supplies. Thanks to the generosity and hard work of many, the bags will soon be filled and ready to ship.