A great deed for children
By Richard Gaw
Junior Girl Scout Troop 4780 earned a Bronze award – the highest honor a Junior Girl Scout can achieve – for their recent Jared Box Project that supplied gift baskets for children at local hospitals, including the A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children. The boxes were filled small gifts, toys, games and accessories. The goal of the Jared Box Project is to lift the spirits of children in the hospital, and to date, over 200,000 Jared Boxes have been delivered across the United States. The scouts raised $105 for the cost of making the boxes from New Garden Township residents. The troop was invited to the Nov. 19 New Garden Township Board of Supervisors meeting, where they recited the Pledge of Allegiance, and made a presentation about their charitable project.