SPRING LAKE — Girl Scout Troop 795 of Spring Lake recently visited Sunnyside Manor in Wall Township to spread joy to the residents with a socially distanced outdoor event in the community’s courtyard gazebo.
“We reached out to Sunnyside Manor in 2019, looking for ways that our girls can interact with the residents. We try to teach the girls empathy and compassion and show them ways that they can make a difference to people and how their presence can make someone’s day,” troop leaders Gayle Foley and Csilla Scardino said.
“We love to focus time on one organization, so that the girls get a real understanding of what goes on and can join the dots and see the whole picture when we do projects. We hope once COVID is behind us we can do more things with the residents of Sunnyside.”
The girls, in fifth grade, visited Sunnyside Manor on March 12 in celebration of National Girl Scouts Day.
In addition to the traditional cookie sales, the Girl Scouts also danced, sang and chalked inspirational messages on the sidewalk for the residents of Sunnyside Manor.
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