Friday, March 11, 2011

Ready to deliver meals to five different families in Exeter who have been affected by cancer are the Girl Scouts in Troop 390.  The are pictured front row from the left, Macy Due, Janey Erdkamp, Josie Hulse, Kaitlyn Vavra, and back row from the left are Hannah Beethe and Tara Mueller.

Exeter Girl Scout Troop 390 decided to bake up a storm on Thursday afternoon to help complete a badge that started with the power of one and helped them grow to learn about the power of a community.
The girls, fourth and fifth graders at Exeter-Milligan gathered on Thursday afternoon to make meals for families in town who have recently been affected by cancer.
The Junior Girl Scouts brainstormed looking for a project to finish their Junior Journey Award, Agent of Change.  The badge starts with a small circle to represent the power of one. The next level of the badge is a small ring around which represents the power of a team and the final part of the badge is the power of the community.
As the group pondered some options for this final section of their badge they thought of those in the community who are dealing with cancer. Fifth grader Janey Erdkamp expressed what the group felt, "We thought it would be good because we all like to cook and we thought it was a good idea."
So with an early out at school on Thursday they decided to use the home ec room at school to prepare their dishes.  Also in fifth grade, Kaitlyn Vavra explained their menu, "We put out a lot of ideas but we all like Italian so we thought that would work well."
The started with baking homemade chocolate chip cookies, planning to make a dozen for each family.  They also made lasagna, garlic bread and added a bag of salad to each box.
After the meals were cooked and boxed the girls took the opportunity to visit the families and deliver a hot homemade supper along with a smile and the knowledge of how they can help a whole community.

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