Area Girl Scouts create hurricane-prep kits for kids
Girl Scout Troop 2059, which has members from Windermere and Dr. Phillips, is offering kits to anyone new to Florida.
ByJaclyn Rhoads | Troop 2059 leader
| 10:33 a.m. May 23, 2023
Just in time for hurricane season, Girl Scout Troop 2059 has created special hurricane-preparation kits just for children who are new to Florida.
The troop created the kits to earn the Bronze Award, the highest award a Junior Girl Scout can earn.
Scouts researched hurricanes, worked with a subject matter expert — News Channel 6 meteorologist Samara Cokinos — and created worksheets for their kit that inform as well as entertain.
From there, they brainstormed what items should be included in the kits and then secured donations from local businesses. They received enough supplies to make 50 kits with items for safety, comfort and entertainment.
Items include soft comfort items, flashlights, food items, folders for the worksheets, crayons, pens and hand sanitizers.
Girl Scout Troop 2059 also has earned a Super Troop designation from DrWin Girl Scouts for the fourth consecutive year. A Super Troop shows commitment to the Girl Scout Law via community service, badge work, participation in Council and Service Unit activities, and more.