By Ronni Diamondstein
Join Girl Scout Troop 1029 on Tuesday, May 27th to thank a first responder. The eight, fifth-grade Girl Scout Juniors from Seven Bridges Middle School Chappaqua started this event for their Bronze Award, a group project that Girl Scout Juniors undertake to benefit the community. They thought about people who don’t get enough recognition in our community, and decided that volunteer first responders are really only acknowledged in a big way on Memorial Day.
The troop decided to create a day where the community could come together and say thank you to the local men and women who volunteer as first responders: the Chappaqua Fire Department, the Millwood Fire Department and the Chappaqua Volunteer Ambulance Corps. They encourage people to join them by stopping by the firehouses and the Chappaqua Volunteer Ambulance Corps headquarters on that evening with a plate of cookies, a child’s drawing, a donation, or just a heartfelt thank you. The girls hope to make this an annual event and do more each year to get the project to grow.
For more information, contact Girl Scout Troop 1029 at firstname.lastname@example.org