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Morristown Girl Scouts give from heart

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A few of the Daisies and Brownies in Troop 60278 got to visit with the animals at the North Country Animal League after dropping off donations to help the shelter. (Courtesy photo)

Troop 60278 gives cookies to Copley Hospital workers and donates to animal shelter

MORRISTOWN, VT – The desire to help their community is strong in Girl Scout Troop 60278. This group of 18 Daisies and Brownies in grades 1-3 loves to help out and put their business skills to work by selling Girl Scout Cookies to earn funds to help an animal shelter and show appreciation to hospital workers.

Troop Leader Jessica Abisla said, “The girls worked hard at cookie booths this year and had time at a recent meeting to determine who they would donate cookies to. It was a unanimous vote among the girls - Copley Hospital staff ‘because they help people!’ And North Country Animal League staff ‘because they help animals!’ They then decorated hearts with words of thanks, love and appreciation to be placed on the donated boxes. Troop members who were available dropped off donations to both places on Monday, April 18. They even picked some items off the NCAL wish list to treat the animals and got to tour the adoption center and barn!

The troop donated 250 packages of cookies to Copley Hospital. In a Facebook post, the hospital expressed its heartfelt thanks, and said the troop’s thoughtfulness has made a delightful impact.

The Girl Scouts in Abisla’s troop are from Morristown, Stowe, Wolcott, Hyde Park, Elmore and Worcester, and they gave it their all to meet their cookie business goals.

“They had a goal of donating 250 boxes of cookies this year,” said Abisla. “They met that goal on the dot and 95 of those were in-person donations that we gave to Copley/NCAL. They sold 5,000 boxes total.”

Now that Girl Scout Cookie season has wrapped up, the troop looks forward to many new adventures in the outdoors, trying out new life skills, and more.

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