Junior Girl Scout Troop 531 earned its bronze award by creating a “Loving Library” for Children’s of Birmingham.
The Bronze award is the highest honor a Junior Girl Scout can achieve. The troop donated a mobile cart, as well as a variety of books, for all ages to the Oncology Unit. The cart will be taken from room to room, and patients will be allowed to choose a book to keep.
In order to supply books, the troop held several book drives at three local schools and a daycare center, collecting both new and used books. Due to health concerns, only new books can be donated to Children’s of Alabama, but the Scouts were able to trade in used books for cash. and purchase new ones.
As part of the project, Troop 531 created a logo that was used to make labels. These labels were placed inside each book to give the child a place to write his or her name. They have set up an email address for anyone who might be interested in donating to this cause. They will continue to assist in stocking books for the cart. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Troop 531 members are Juliana Craft, Heather Hancock, Liv Heywood, Olivia Hofmann, Angie Morales, Mya Rumph, Shelby Self, Hannah Villani and Katherine Wright.