Friday, December 17, 2010

Everyone Doing Good Deeds

Indiana's Star Press reports that local Girl Scout troops across the state have collected food, packed boxes of toys for disadvantaged children, made cards for U.S soldiers and visited residents of nursing homes this Holiday Season. One Girl Scout Maddie - a Daisy in Girl Scout Troop 2706, led by her mother, Heather Taylor - is a special needs student. Outgoing and chatty at home, Maddie can be introverted in groups. But the 10 other Daisies in her troop don't let her dwell in silence. Taylor says:
"These girls have restored my faith in mankind. They reach out to Maddie. Our generation, you didn't interact with a special needs child. You were uncomfortable. You were so afraid of doing something wrong you didn't do anything. But they completely accept her for who she is."
Maddie, along with her troop, collected small toys, small items of clothing and personal hygiene items like toothbrushes and combs. We will certainly be highlighting excellent and inspirational Holiday stories next week. Do you have any stories of Girl Scouts doing good this Holiday Season?