This year, Martin Luther Campus residents had the good fortune to be the recipient of a Service Project by our local Bloomington Girl Scouts - 9 Mile Service Unit! Over several months, more than 250 area girl scouts met and created May Day baskets and handwritten cards for the residents of Martin Luther Campus.
The baskets were crafted with paper cones and handmade arrangements of artificial flowers donated to Girl Scouts by area community members. The girls then wrote beautiful cards introducing themselves and sending warm wishes for Spring.
In addition to being a wonderful gift for our older adults, these caring items created great conversations and joy. We hosted a social time for residents to receive the baskets and cards and to reminisce about their own involvement with Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Bluebirds, Campfire Girls and more.
Some recalled being involved as a child or helping a sibling with their projects, while others were leaders for their own children’s troops. One resident dutifully recited her Girl Scout Troop number from childhood growing up in the Miami area (Troop 88). Then, her roommate remembered living in Missouri as an adult and helping many girls learn to camp as a Girl Scout leader.
Residents remembered hiking and learning about the outdoors AND SELLING THE COOKIES. Everyone remembered the cookies with a smile! They even recalled when the price tag was around .50 cents a box!
In addition to giving wonderful keepsakes that are now brightening resident rooms, this gift was intergenerational programming at it’s best…connecting seniors and young people together to learn from one another, to build a sense of community, and to enhance one another’s lives.
Thank you, Bloomington Girl Scouts - 9Mile Service Unit, for the May Day Baskets. Your efforts meant so much to each and every resident...to know a little more about you and to know you care!
Director of Community Relations
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