By Sylvia Arroyo
Karsyn, a Girl Scout Brownie, was about to begin her troop’s water-themed service project before being home-bound due to COVID-19 restrictions and unable to meet in-person with her fellow Girl Scouts to work together on the project.
But that didn’t stop her and Troop 8346 of southwest Dallas from switching gears and working together from their homes on a new project that would contribute something useful to their communities.
This past week the troop decided to make care packages for essential workers. Since the girls in the troop live in different areas of the Dallas Metroplex, they all chose different essential workers to give the care packages.
“They each got $60 from their cookie sales to purchase items for five essential workers,” said Karsyn’s mother, Kimberly Webb. “There are 12 girls who are participating, and they to give care packages to police officers, doctors and nurses, and post office workers.”
Karsyn decided she would give her care packages to police officers in the Crowley/Burleson area. The officers received the packages last weekend and were all smiles when they received some sports drinks, water, a “Thank You” card, and, of course, Girl Scout cookies.
The other girls’ care packages were going to be delivered to different essential workers this weekend.
Out of the officers who received a care package from Karsyn, one of their wives posted photos of the items, including the “Thank You” card, on social media. She wrote: “On Sunday my husband was working, and a lady asked him, ‘Will it be OK if my daughter gives you a care package?’ My husband replied, yes.”