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Kansas Girl Scouts aid hurricane relief efforts


Troop 20954
Bennington, Kansas, Troop 20954 is among Girl Scout troops across the country who have stepped up to aid hurricane victims.

Girl Scout troops in both Wichita and Bennington, Kansas, are among the Girl Scout troops across the nation that have rallied to aid hurricane victims. Leading the way like a G.I.R.L., these Kansas Girl Scouts stepped up, organized, and took action to help others in need.

Wichita Girl Scout Troops 40151, 40451 and 40955 worked together to assemble cleaning buckets for hurricane victims through the United Methodist Committee on Relief. While working on their Girl Scout Wonders of Water Journey, the Brownie Girl Scouts recruited their sister troops and even the entire student body at Wichita Collegiate School to join their effort in aiding hurricane victims faced with flooding. The young Girl Scouts learned about the dangers that come along with floods, and then they created cleaning buckets packed with essential items like gloves, face masks, clothes line, sponges, detergent, trash bags, bug spray and air freshener, among other items.

In Bennington, Kansas, Girl Scout Junior Riley rallied her friends and her Girl Scout troop to help her with her slime business that has now raised about $350 for hurricane victims in Texas. Riley learned about all of the people impacted by the hurricanes when her grandfather, who works for Westar Energy, traveled to help restore electricity in the affected areas in Florida.

“She wanted to help by doing something herself, so she came up with her slime business and wanted to use the money earned to donate to disaster relief,” said Riley’s Gramma Naldy.

The 19 Girl Scouts in Bennington Troop 20954 made and sold 50-cent 2 oz. cups of slime and 5.5 oz. cups of slime for $1 in a variety of colors and scents to local families. Riley earned the Junior Business Owner badge, Junior Product Designer badge, Customer Insight badge, and the Bronze Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve. Way to go, Girl Scouts!

In light of the unprecedented storms, Girl Scouts of the USA lifted fundraising restrictions enabling Girl Scouts to raise money for hurricane victims. Learn more about how Girl Scouts everywhere can help in times of disaster.