01/04/2009 - The girls in Troop 792 have been making a difference. As part of "Make a Difference Day," which was celebrated on Oct. 25, the girls cut and tied fleece blankets for children and their families at Akron Children's Hospital. The blankets were donated to the hospital through an organization known as Chelsea Cares.
Last week, the girls made more than 100 cards for the organization "A Million Thanks," which sends Christmas cards to servicemen and women serving overseas. The girls will also spend time this month caroling at a local nursing home. The girls have focused a lot of effort this year on community service.
That's not to say that this year has been all work, though. The girls reaped the rewards of their cookie selling efforts by spending an evening sleeping with the jellyfish at the Akron Zoo. They also earned an ecology patch, fed the penguins, and saw some very interesting behind-the-scenes information about the animals while at the zoo.
Troop 792 consists of 18 girls who are all third graders at Sharon Elementary School. Members of the troop include: Sophie Bazan, Marisa Burgess, Brianna Budzinski, Caitlyn Collins, Abby Dean, Stephanie Fannin, Trinaty Giamo, Emily Hoose, Jonna Jaroska, Macey Krecic, Elise Lautenschleger, Melina Ley, Kaila Oberhaus, Julie Origlio, Shannon Pipik, Anna Stanec, Amanda Vanke and Taylor Waibel.