Middle school students in TCDS Girl Scouts are lending a helping hand to two amazing students at our school.
Girl Scout Troop Leader (leader of TCDS troops 996 and 486) Tracy Schmid says the 18 girls in her Girl Scout troops (nine of them currently attend TCDS) were very upset when they learned about seventh grade student Hannah being diagnosed with cancer.
The girls – many of whom know Hannah through TCDS athletics in addition to attending school with her – wanted to help Hannah, so the girls and their families purchased some great items to put together a movie and ice cream-themed gift basket.
In the basket? Three movies, a popcorn container, candy and popcorn, an ice cream bowl and scoop, ice cream toppings, a book, sunglasses, makeup bag, nail polish, pencil-top erasers, crafts and more. The Girl Scout troops also used some of their cookie-sales profit money to buy a gas card for Hannah’s mom as well as a craft jar for Hannah.
The girls soon heard about kindergarten student Emilio who is being treated for sarcoma. They wanted to do something nice for him as well, so they contacted the TCDS elementary Girl Scout troop 164 and the Girl Scout Council to see if they wanted to help the girls collect items for Emilio.
Troop 164 leader Kim Mihalka donated McDonald gift cards for both students. The Girl Scout Council donated a Girl Scout bag, journal, stuffed animal and a water bottle which was included in Hannah’s basket.
The girls wrapped presents – the gift cards, books and crafts – for Emilio.
What a wonderful act of kindness, Girl Scouts!