Girls Scouts from Talbot County, Service Unit 4, celebrated the beginning of their annual cookie sales with a Cookie Dance at the Elks. Samples of cookies were available including the new delicious Thank U Berry Much cranberry cookie. Among the dancing and games, the girls held a special ceremony welcoming a local girl, Katelyn Howard, into Girl Scouts as an honorary Girl Scout.
Katelyn is 3 yrs old and suffers from Alexander’s disease, a rare, degenerative, terminal, genetic disorder. Her nerve cells and brain do not develop properly. This means that Katelyn is well aware of her surroundings, loves to laugh and play, but can’t move or talk like a typical toddler. She can scoot and roll, giggle and coo, but does not crawl or talk and can only make a walking motion with assistance. She receives her medical care at Children’s Hospital in Washington, DC and makes frequent trips in to Washington. Katelyn lives in Easton with her mother and father and 12 year old brother.
Since last year, the Girl Scouts have been collecting pull tabs from soda cans to contribute to Katelyn’s medical care. So far they have collected 140 lbs of pull tabs and, by cashing them in at a local recycling plant, were able at the dance to present Katelyn and her mother, Rachel Howard, with a check for the proceeds. For more information or to make a donation, go to their website at www.caringforkatelyn.com.
If you would like to buy Girl Scout cookies and have not yet had a knock on your door or seen a booth out in front of local stores, call 1-800-YUM-YUM2 for the nearest seller! They are delicious with coffee or tea and freeze well for months! Sales end March 7th.
Girl Scouts is for any girl in grades Kindergarten though twelve who would like to make a difference in her community and the world. For more information or to join a troop, call Amy Schisler at 410-745-2559 or email email@example.com.