Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Las Vegas Bronze Award Project Aims to Cure Boredom

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada Troop 607 helped solve the puzzle of boredom for children and their families receiving care at Sunrise Children's Hospital, 3186 S. Maryland Parkway.

Troop 607 gathered and donated more than 300 games as part of its Bronze Award, a community service award for Junior Girl Scouts . It is the highest recognition Girl Scouts in the fourth and fifth grades can achieve.

The troop, based in Centennial Hills, dubbed its campaign Board No More and set a goal of collecting 500 games. Although the group received 309 games, the number of hours that young patients spend thinking of something other than illness is immeasurable, said Wendy Fought, certified child life specialist for the medical center.

"Being a children's hospital, we are based solely off donations," she said. "These troops and people really help us to make the children's day at the hospital better."