Local troops celebrate girl scout birthday by giving back

Pictured are members of Girl Scout troops #2659 and #2923, with new mother Amber Davis and her daughter, Kaitlynn.

Local Girl Scout troops #2659 and #2923 recently teamed with the Raven Rock Service Unit to donate a gift basket of onesies, bibs, and other baby items to the first girl born March 12 at Southern Ohio Medical Center.

March 12 is annually celebrated as the Girl Scout Birthday, commemorating the day that the first Girl Scout troop was registered more than 100 years ago.

Though there were no girl-births at the hospital on March 12, the gift basket was presented to a baby girl born March 13—along with a special boy-themed donation for her twin brother born on the same day.

Local Girl Scout Troop #2659 has given back to SOMC Maternity Services for the past three years, donating and delivering cookies to new mothers of the unit.

The girls are encouraged to give back whenever they can, honoring the Girl Scout slogan, “Do a good turn daily.”

Troop #2659 encourages community members to support local scouts through cookie sales and fundraisers, whose proceeds allow them to travel and continuously grow their strengths, passions, and talents.