HAMILTON, NJ --  Even though Hamilton Brownie Troop 70185 had to suspend their in-person activities and events to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), they still wanted to help their community. The girls and their Troop Leaders -- Alicia Pozsony, Amanda Zehrer, and Kristen Zoller -- went to work to keep their Girl Scouts engaged and active in Girl Scouting even during this crazy time.  

On June 25, girls in the Brownie Troop donated boxes of the well-known Girl Scout cookies to members of the Hamilton Township Police Department.  

“The girls hear the news and heard their parents talking about recent civil unrest. Our Troop wanted to do something the thank the police officers for their hard work to keep the community safe” says Pozsony. “The girls felt that Girl Scout Cookies could be a source of comfort to the police officers and a great way to say thank you.”  

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Hamilton Township Police Officer Bryan Wood graciously accepted the girl’s donation and agreed to distribute them to patrolling officers and others in the department who are hard at work.

Troop 70185 Leaders also have provided a safe environment for the girls to talk about what is going on around them and in the world.

The girls also are getting the tools they need to become our world’s ambitious change-makers, the Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey launched Girl Scouts at Home, a national online platform where all girls and families—not just Girl Scout members—can access free, self-guided activities from GSUSA’s expert programming.  

The Girl Scouts’ mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.  

“For 108 years, Girl Scouts has been there in times of crisis and turmoil,” says Girl Scouts of Central and Southern NJ CEO Ginny Marino. “ Today we are very proud of our Girl Scouts and Troop Leaders who embrace and advance new initiatives to help girls, their families, and communities connect, find comfort, and take action.”

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