Girl Scouts are preparing goody bags to deliver to 200+ Pelham veterans this weekend and on Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 11.
Pelham's "Thank-A-Vet" program started in 2009 as a Girl Scout Gold Award Project, and is now in its 10th year The Gold Award is the highest achievement within the Girl Scouts of the USA, earned by Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through remarkable "Take Action" projects that have sustainable impact in their communities and beyond.
The Pelham Veterans Day Thank - A - Vet community project is a wonderful example of how a Gold Award Project can stand the test of time. It is a heartwarming experience for the Pelham Girl Scouts as well as the Veterans of the Pelham community.
Girl Scouts of various troop levels prepare and delive rthe goody bags containing a thank you notes, baked goods and other treats to the homes of 200+ local veterans throughout Pelham and Pelham Manor as a way of thanking the Veterans for their service to our country. While the younger scouts decorate bags, draw thank you images, write letters and hand deliver the packages, many of the older scouts bake cookies, brownies and muffins to include in the thank you bags. This year, one of the Pelham Girl Scout's Junior level troops will also visit The Wartburg Nursing Home in Mount Vernon on Veterans Day to visit with and hand deliver care packages to 20+ local veterans who reside there.