Fifth-grade members of the Reynoldsville/Sykesville Girl Scout Troop 20253 visited the Reynoldsville Borough Police Office on Saturday, April 27, to present gifts of appreciation to the Reynoldsville and Sykesville Borough Police Departments.
In their efforts to earn the Girl Scout Bronze Award, the girls had to earn a Junior Journey Badge, build a team, determine how to make a positive change in their community, put the plan into motion, and spread the word.
The girls decided to honor police officers in Reynoldsville and Sykesville.
The bags contained items the officers might need including hand sanitizer, tissues, sun screen, a tablet and pen, and insect repellent. The girls solicited donations from Mike’s BiLo, Walmart, the Reynoldsville American Legion Post #392, and the Reynoldsville Elks Lodge #519. The girls also made plaques for the officers.
The fifth-grade troop members are Amaya Ryans, Aslin Murray, Gianna Gregory, Olivia Hunt, Rose Wolfgang and Rylee Ruchlewicz. They were accompanied by troop leader Carrie Murray.
Reynoldsville Borough Police Chief Troy Bell (l) and Sykesville Officer in Charge Earl Campbell (r) were on hand to receive the gifts on behalf of their departments.