Girl Scout Troop 2698 Receives Bronze Award

From left to right:  Holly Rosen Fink, Kathryn Kirchoff-Torres, Victoria Torres, Anya Tabora, Clare O’Connor, Annabelle Vest, Nicole Russo

This fall, Larchmont-Mamaroneck Girl Scouts Troop 2698 received the Bronze Award, the highest award achievable by elementary school Girl Scouts.  The troop, led by Kathryn Kirchoff-Torres and Nicole Russo, collaborated with Westchester Jewish Coalition for Immigration to make greeting bags for arriving refugee children in Westchester County.  


Each of the 17 bags included a blanket handmade by the troop, new toys, craft supplies, and books collected by Andersons Larchmont book shop and donated by the Chatsworth Avenue School PTA.  The troop developed their project management, resource acquisition and public speaking skills as they designed and completed the project.  The troop also educated fellow Larchmont-Mamaroneck Girl Scouts about local refugees and how they can help ease the transition for the new neighbors. 


Troop 2698 thanks Holly Rosen Fink of Westchester Jewish Coalition for Immigration, Gail Harvey of Don’t Cry…I’m Here, Paulene Greeman of Andersons Larchmont, the Chatsworth Avenue School PTA, Girl Scout Volunteers Fran Smith and Patricia Allen and Village Square Bagels for their assistance with the project. 


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