The troops, representing Sage Canyon, Torrey Hills and Ocean Air schools, worked together to collect a variety of items to make a happy Thanksgiving meal — canned yams, beans, cranberry sauce, gravy, stuffing, tin foil, cooking oil and a gift card to purchase a turkey. At the packing party, the girls and boys decorated a card for the families and filled up their bags using a checklist. Parents helped tie up the bags with a bow and they were gifted to low-income families through Friends and Family Community Connections.
Through the project, the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts learned a valuable lesson about gratitude and the power of giving back.
“It’s hard to believe, although we live in a Carmel Valley ‘bubble,’ that there are so very many families struggling to put a thanksgiving meal on the table in our own backyard,” said Teresa Miller, who organized the project.
Miller thanked the girls and boys for doing a “tremndous job” bringing love to 125 families this year and for all the parents who helped make the project possible.
Photos by Karen Billing