Girl Scouts

Girl Scout Troop 1806 embarked on their journey to assure that underprivileged children in Amador County have the supplies needed to have a very happy birthday. The troop learned that some families are unable to afford all the items needed to celebrate their children’s birthdays. The Juniors, 4th to 5th graders, in the troop decided to step up and take on this challenge to not only give back to the community but also start working towards their Bronze Award for community service. The entire troop, Daisies to Cadettes, discussed and planned how to achieve their goal and decided that a “Birthday Box Drive” would help them to gather the needed supplies. The Girl Scouts set up a table outside of Safeway in Martell and asked shoppers if they would be willing to purchase items to donate to their cause. Girl Scout, Caroline Grade 5, stated, “At first it was funny because people thought we were selling cake mix, but then we told them what we were doing, and they all wanted to contribute to our project.” After gathering all the items, the girls held an assembly meeting where they complied the Birthday Boxes. The Birthday Boxes include: cake mix, icing, sprinkles, birthday candles, birthday hats, balloons, paper plates, small toy and gift bag or wrapping paper. Each Birthday Box was completed with a handmade birthday card. The troop was able to make 15 complete boxes to donate to the Interfaith Food Bank. The Birthday Box Project was very successful, and the girls plan on continuing the project.