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Girl Scouts give soldiers a 'Taste of Home'

Troop remains busy in community service

Tammy Chabot, left, Brenda Huettman, right, and members of Sturbridge’s Girl Scout Brownie Troop 11137 have been very busy in the last year, including donating cookies to soldiers, assisting victims of a fire, and participating in many more events. (click for larger version)
March 23, 2011
STURBRIDGE — The 11 members of Girl Scout Brownie Troop 11137 have been very busy engaging in community outreach projects this year, and one of their most recent endeavors will bring smiles to the faces of soldiers in Afghanistan this spring.

Over the last few months the troop has donated more than 130 boxes of cookies to soldiers as part of their Taste of Home project, an effort arranged by Kerry Osimo and Kris Rodenhiser, a career serviceman whose daughter is in the troop. The girls recently shipped the cookies, and they are expected to reach soldiers in the coming months.

"We have been together as a troop for the last two years, and we have already had so many accomplishments," said Co-Troop Leader Tammy Chabot. "The efforts we have made to assist military personnel are especially important to the girls."

In addition to the Taste of Home project, members of the troop also made Valentine's Day cards in February that were sent to an army reserve base in Virginia.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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