Proud parents were wearing Kool-Aid smiles as Councilman Dan Panico honored Center Moriches Girl Scout Troop #2957 at Brookhaven Town Hall on September 28. The girls worked with the Brookhaven Youth Bureau to help earn their Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve. They raised donations by collecting recyclables from Clayton Huey Elementary School in Center Moriches and holding a spring fling dance.
With the donations, the girls purchased backpacks to give to children in Brookhaven Town who will be transitioning into foster homes. In each backpack was a personal letter from the troop with items such as blankets, crayons and coloring books.
“These girls raised donations one nickel at a time and in the process, learned invaluable lessons about helping those less fortunate in our local communities,” said Councilman Panico. “I want to thank these Girl Scouts, their parents and everyone from Troop #2957 for all that they do.”