On May 17, Westfield's 5th Grade Franklin Girl Scout Junior Troop 40490 earned their Bronze Award at a ceremony held at the First Congregational Church. The award is a special honor for  the girl scouts who spent over 20 hours working toward  a worthwhile cause, the Children's Specialized Hospital. Each month, the hospital throws special themed parties for their patients, and Troop 40490 is helping to make these events even more festive.   
Over the course of several days during the winter and spring, the troop hosted several Daisy and Brownie troops from Westfield at gatherings to make colorful decorations for celebrations held at Children's Specialized Hospital. It was a fun way for these girls to work together to help bring joy to other children. This project is one of several that the Juniors worked on as they fulfilled their requirements for earning their Bronze Award.
Children’s Specialized Hospital is the nation’s leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care for children from birth to 21 years of age facing special health challenges — from chronic illnesses and complex physical disabilities like brain and spinal cord injuries, to developmental and behavioral issues like autism and mental health. At 13 different New Jersey locations, our pediatric specialists partner with families to make our many innovative therapies and medical treatments more personalized and effective, so children can achieve more of their goals.