Scout Spotlight: Troop 650

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L to R: Girl Scout Troop 650 Ambassadors Maranda M. and Leah B., with Girl Scouts from S.U. 406.

For their October community service project, Girl Scout Troop 650 came up with an idea, sprang into action and made a difference! After researching the North Texas Food Bank, this troop came to know about the community’s hunger issue.

Did you know that 1 in 4 children (about 289,000) in North Texas don’t know when they’ll eat again? To make sure their peers don’t experience hunger, Troop 650 organized their very own canned food drive and went around their community seeking donations. From beans and fruit to meat, this project was born in an effort to help stock shelves at the North Texas Food Bank. They even got Girl Scout troops from other service units involved!

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     Girl Scout Troop 650, Leah B.

By the next leader meeting, 14 additional troops from the Highland Village/ Lewisville area helped raise the initial canned good total from 147 to 360! But it doesn’t stop there! Troop 650 will deliver all of the donated goods to their local food bank. From there the food will reach other local pantries like Christian Community Action in Lewisville, ultimately impacting the lives of many.

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            Girl Scout Troop 3854, Barbara B.

Way to go ladies!

*Special thanks to Girl Scout Leader Stacey Campbell of Jr. Troop 8953 and Sr. Troop 79 for sharing this great story!

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