Girl Scouts Honor Their Own
On December 15, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer joined more than 100 youngsters from the Sunnyside/Woodside Girl Scouts for a holiday party. The event was held at St. Sebastian’s in honor of troops 4286, 4615 and 4582, who lost their meeting site at St. Barnabas in Howard Beach because of Hurricane Sandy.
The event was organized by local girl scout troops in the hopes of raising the spirits of their fellow scouts, many of whom lost their homes as well.
“It was really something special,” said volunteer Meredith Maskara. “We had an amazing turnout.”
At the holiday party, the Sunnyside/Woodside Girl Scouts (troops 4074, 4222, 4851, 4283, and 4547) presented the girls from Howard Beach with school supplies and other essential items as they prepared to move back to their community that suffered tremendous damages during the storm.
The girls from Western Queens spoke to the girls from Howard Beach about their experience with the hurricane.
Their location at St. Barnabas has been completely destroyed.
“The Sunnyside/Woodside Girl Scouts have become an inspiration to our community as they have helped play a pivotal role in helping our city recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy,” said Van Bramer. “At such a young age these girls have learned the importance of community service and already hold a stellar record when it comes to giving back to those in need. I am proud to represent such a wonderful group of dedicated young women who look for every opportunity to make our society a better place to live.”