By Sharon Aron Baron
The Brownies of Girl Scout Troop 10350 wanted to do something good for their community.
The troop, which has over 30 scouts from various schools in Coral Springs, agreed to spend a third of their earnings to help others during cookie season.
In 2021, they donated to a local pet rescue. This year, they had so many great ideas. However, they ultimately voted on purchasing teddy bears for the Coral Springs Police Department.
“During the discussion about how it would help the community, some of the girls shared that they had been in a car accident and agreed that a stuffed animal would help other children feel comfortable during that scary time,” said Troop Leader Lisa Robert.
She contacted the Coral Springs Police Department and learned that size and color specifications were recommended. For instance, they needed to be a color that appealed to both boys and girls and were at least 12 inches long to hold and squeeze.
Robert also learned that the bears needed to be new because “true comfort comes from knowing that the bear is meant for them.”
After the troop learned how much money they earned after cookie sales, they purchased 130 tan bears.
“It felt good to help other kids when something bad is going on,” said one of the scouts after bringing the bears to the police department.
Troop 10350 meets at Sherwood Forest and Cypress Park; however, would love to find indoor meeting space for their girl scouts.
“Most places charge, and we don’t want to use the girl’s money for a meeting place.”
If you can help, please contact Lisa Robert.
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