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Girl Scout Brownies are true go-getters

Londonderry Sock Drive Girl Scouts 60259 NFP
Brownies in Londonderry collected over 1,000 pairs of socks for their Socktober drive. (Courtesy photo)

Londonderry troop is proud to give back to their community

LONDONDERRY, NH – Girl Scout Brownie Troop 60259 is busy around Londonderry taking action to make their community a better place while growing into young women of courage, confidence and character. The troop has 13 members, and formed in 2019. The troop leaders are Penny Kimborowicz and Kerry Grimshaw.

Kimborowicz said their core values are community and giving back. They’ve toured their town hall, fire department and police department; and donated mums, cookies, and goody baskets.

“In October, the troop journeyed into something a bit larger,” she said. “They focused October around a sock drive coined ‘SOCKTOBER’. The troop worked with each elementary school and town officials. Each girl made a box and read a letter to their class asking for new socks donations for those in need in our local community. The troop exceeded their goal of 500 pairs collected over 1,000 socks to donate.”

In November, the Girl Scouts provided a full Thanksgiving dinner to a New Hampshire family of six, and in December donated coats and toys to a local family.

“Each meeting, these girls also donate food items for the local Blessing Box in town, a box that provides free items to those in need,” she said. “Most recently, the troop decided to make full Girl Scout Cookie baskets for each of the elementary nurses’ office in town as a surprise and delight to thank them for all their hard work, care and dedication while on the front lines in our schools.”

The girls are proud of seeing their efforts make a difference, said Kimborowicz “The practice of giving back and kindness are values to carry for a lifetime.”

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