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Albany and Springfield Girl Scouts create warm hats for Mary Bird Perkins patients


Girl Scouts can help warm heads and hearts. Three members of Girl Scout Junior Troop 30139, in Albany and Springfield, earned their Girl Scout Bronze Award for making 60 winter hats for patients at the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Hammond. The Bronze Award is the highest award available for Girl Scout Juniors in grades 4 and 5.

The Bronze Awardees Lily, Sara, and Josie wanted to create something that would keep patients warm while going through treatments at the center. They decided to make no-sew fleece hats to boost the patients comfort levels and keep them cozy.

“I was glad that we could put a smile on the patients face since they love to receive warm items like hats,” said Lily. “It warmed my heart to see their reactions when we delivered our hats to them.”

The Girl Scouts also created a DIY tutorial on how to make no-sew fleece hats so others can learn how to make them. Visit the tutorial and learn to make no-sew hats here

The Girl Scouting mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.  For more information about Girl Scouts or adult volunteer opportunities, call the council office in New Orleans at 504-733-8220.