To help children feel more comfortable when seeking care at Oswego Hospital’s emergency department, the Girl Scouts from the Oswego Service Unit, which includes a Minetto troop, made and donated activity bags.
The scouts collected coloring books, crayons, puzzle books, writing utensils, stickers and a small toy for each of the 100 activity bags they donated.
While the project was undertaken by the entire Oswego Service Unit as a community service project, members of Minetto’s Brownie Troop 10566 also used the experience as an opportunity to earn a badge.
“We greatly appreciate the Girl Scouts for putting together this project for our young patients,” said Steve Olson, director of Oswego Hospital’s Emergency Department. “I know the children who seek care here will also be grateful for the scouts’ thoughtfulness and hard work.”
Seated from left are scouts Sarah Westcott and Emma Searor, of Troop 10566.
Standing are troop leader Kim Westcott, Oswego Service Unit treasurer Cindy Mather, Rhonda Parker (Emma’s mother) Janet Ketcham, RN, Michael Boyle, MD, and Deborah Russo, RN.