BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Members of the Bridgewater-based Girl Scout Cadette Troop 62414 each recently completed the requirements to earn the Community Service Bar via a partnership with The Bristol Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.
Each Cadette raised funds to purchase items, partnered with local businesses to secure donations and coordinated with the facility to create welcome bags tailored for teen female patients at the hospital. Each canvas bag contained several items and personal notes from each scout.
Troop members delivered the bags and met with the Child Services Team to learn about the benefits of volunteering and the impact donations have on patients.
Members of the troop continue to share this experience to increase awareness on the value of volunteering, and that age should not be a barrier to helping others.
Troop 62414 also bridged to Senior Girl Scouts in June. Troop members have collectively earned awards, such as the Bronze and Silver Awards, and have worked directly with RMH, also in New Brunswick, on several projects and participated twice in their Caring Chefs program.
The Troop has participated in several Journeys, earned many badges, and was named a winner in the first annual Camporee 2018 Porch Decorating Contest. The Troop strives to have fun, take new adventures and engage with the community through volunteering.
In the troop are Nicole Angrisani, Rachel Floden, Gab Gaughan, Katie Higgins, Ritika Thomas and Julia Winchock.