On Feb. 24, 5th Grade Franklin Girl Scout Junior Troop 40490 hosted McKinley Brownie Troop at a gathering to make colorful decorations for the monthly celebrations held at 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.  The 5th grade troop partnered with the Brownie troop to make the decorations and also taught the Brownies new songs and games.  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 are working on as they fulfill requirements for earning their Bronze Award this Spring.
 
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.