Coshocton-area Girl Scout Cadettes in Troop #60468, under the leadership of Lois Michael, recently logged more than 100 community service hours on their quest to complete two Girl Scout Silver Award projects.
Kaitlyn Krebs, Taylor Holderbaum and Brook Huskey, 8th-grade students at Coshocton Junior High School, focused their efforts on establishing Chemo Cap Day. They researched different crochet and knitting patterns in order to make caps for local cancer patients. The girls spent hours learning different stitching techniques and settled on a cap design. The girls even visited cancer patients at Coshocton Memorial Hospital where they distributed the chemotherapy caps.
The troop’s second project, Cases for Kids, focused on a suitcase and duffel bag drive for foster children. The project was conducted by Katie Stiteler, Emily Fender, Betsy Fender and Anna Havranek, middle school students at Coshocton Junior High School. The girls chose this project because they wanted children entering foster care to be able to prepare properly and pack their necessities when an emergency situation occurred and they needed to move from one home to another. Unfortunately, many abused and neglected children find themselves in this predicament because a suitcase or garment bag is not available.
The girls, with support from the community and the employees at the local Wal-Mart, were able to collect a large number of new and gently-used suitcases and duffle bags, which they donated to the local Job and Family Services. Special thanks go out to Grace United Methodist Church for serving as the drop-off site.
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