Special Photo: A Henry County Girl Scout troop, recently, collected books and DVDs at a Books-A-Million store, as well as at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, in McDonough, as part of a service project.
A group of local youngsters has been recognized for sharing its love of literature with ailing children.
Junior Girl Scout Troop No. 822 in McDonough recently completed a service project to earn a Bronze Award, the highest accolade given by their organization.
“The girls wanted to collect toys for children and deliver them to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta,” said Charmien C. Martin, a leader for the scouting troop.
“Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta had an overwhelming amount of donations during the holidays, so they asked us to collect new books and DVDs at Books-A-Million, on Jonesboro Road.”
Martin added that the project will help the girls, who are 10 and 11 years old, when they reach the cadet level in the Girl Scouts.
“It really helps the girls to build their courage, confidence and character,” the scout leader said.
Girl Scouts Kira Jones, Lydia Palmer, Cortni Davis, Mya Jones and Vivian Taylor planned, and coordinated, the drive, and collected items at Books-A-Million, as well as at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, in McDonough, according to Martin.
The girls, she said, have delivered the items to the children’s hospital.
“As a troop, they collected 376 books and DVDs for the library,” said Martin. “After making the delivery at the hospital, they visited a local nursing home, Bonterra Nursing Home, which is located in East Point, and delivered flowers and candy for the residents. The girls continue to work diligently to serve the needs of the community.”