Thursday, August 12, 2010

Troop 200

In Illinois, Chicago's WLS-TV 7 has a story on Girl Scout Troop 200, comprised of girls 7-to-17 years old with different disabilities. Even though they follow the Girl Scout way, some of the activities are modified to meet their needs. Twice a month, Troop 200 meets at the Sportsman Lodge in Naperville. Leader Kathy Riehs started this group in the spring of 2008 because of her daughter Emma's autism.

Members of Troop 200 are expected to follow Girl Scouts guidelines for earning patches, providing community services and attending events together as a group. With 13 members - the troop is looking to expand. According to the article, Western DuPage Recreation Association is the organization to contact for more information. Kudos to everyone involved!