PHOTO: Shelton Girl Scouts help brighten lives of cancer patients

After months of work, Girl Scout Troop No. 60058 in Shelton accomplished its goal of learning about and changing the lives of breast cancer patients in Connecticut.

Some members of Girl Scout Troop No. 60058 include Breanna L., Grace W., Julia K., Kayla C., Kelly M., Maranda B., and Sarah B.

Some members of Girl Scout Troop No. 60058 include Breanna L., Grace W., Julia K., Kayla C., Kelly M., Maranda B., and Sarah B.

Last fall the troop, through several planning meetings, identified that each girl had a personal connection to cancer patients, specifically breast cancer patients, and making their world a better place would be the focus of the troop’s Girl Scout Bronze Award.

The troop invited a breast cancer survivor and a nurse specializing in oncology to troop meetings, where they explored the realities of cancer treatment and how they can be helped.

Best way to help patients

After much deliberation, the Scouts decided wigs and comfort caps were the most direct way the Scouts could help.

Through money earning activities, the Scouts raised enough money to buy two wigs and several comfort caps.

Troop members are fifth graders at Perry Hill School.

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