Monday, November 26, 2018

Troop 1041 puts together care packages for military members

For Veteran’s Day this year, with the help of Master Sgt. Gueston, Girl Scout Troop 1041 worked together to create 29 care packages for the deployed airmen and airwomen of the Langley Air Force Base 633rd Medical Group. 

From candy and granola bars to handwritten notes and uplifting cards, the packages were stuffed full of things to help the men and women deployed have better days. 

“It makes me feel that someone cares about our troops. It warms my heart that someone cares enough to put these together so they feel a sense of home,” said Master Sgt. Gueston. 

Troop Leader Vicki O’ Neill wanted to create a project that would be hands-on for her Girl Scouts and allow the girls to show their gratitude for those men and women who serve our country. 

“The military is a huge part of our community and on top of that, we have so many active duty and veteran families. They are our community. We want them to know we are appreciative of all they do,” O’Neill said. 

This project hits close to home for Troop 1041 because several girls, including the Girl Scout Brownie Skylar and Girl Scout Daisy Rylee, are family members to active duty and veteran families. 

“My hero is my dad,” said Skylar in an interview with WAVY-TV. “He helps our country.” 

Great job, Troop 1041!