For the third straight year, Cadette Girl Scout Troop 50250 partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association Cleveland Area Chapter.
This past weekend, the girls ran the “Kid Zone,” an area that coordinates and supervises fun family activities prior to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Tappan Square in Oberlin. In an effort to both put on a fun event for the families walking that day and work toward earning the Cadette Babysitting Badge, the girls came up with activities for kids and families that included making “slime,” painting fingernails, playing with hula hoops, playing yard Jenga, and arts and crafts.
They also asked participants to make an eighth birthday card for Devin, a seven-year-old Texas boy whose small family has been devastated by Hurricane Harvey. The troop partnered with Apple Hill, which has adopted a couple of families affected by the hurricane and sent him a birthday party complete with party supplies, gift cards, and a number of birthday cards made by our troop and participants at the walk.
Cadettes are also sorting donations for Hurricane Harvey this weekend and are looking to help with victims of Hurricanes Irma, Jose, and Maria. It’s a perfect opportunity for Scouts to learn about leadership and giving back.