Girl Scouts Bronze Award Project benefits patients at Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital
Members of Wausau Girl Scout Troop 7117 recently completed a Bronze Award Project that will benefit pediatric patients at Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital as well as Ministry Medical Group Clinic’s in Weston, Rib Mountain and Merrill.
Troop members each spent between 15 and 27 hours making 500 activity kits for children ages 2-8 years old.
“Our goal was to create a variety of kits for children to help them take their minds off the difficult circumstances surrounding visits to the hospital,” said Troop Leader Kellie Messman. “It could be their own health issues or those of parents or family members.”
The girls sewed 130 puppets, made more than 100 fleece blankets and assembled items for friendship bracelets and yarn bugs. Each member drew a picture for a coloring book and the troop used money raised from cookie sales to purchase various toys, crayons and play-doh for the kits.
“These activity kits are most appreciated and will bring comfort to families from our community during very difficult times,” said Jennifer Stankowski, R.N., Patient Care Services Manager at Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital.
Members of troop 7117 who completed the project included Ana Freye, Molly Knight, Samantha Mellberg, Malaya Merriwether, Lauren Messman, Rachel Sauer, Bailey Schleinz, Madison Schleinz, Elizabeth Schumann and Alexis Thorn.