The girls in Wareham Brownie Troop 138 have met a boy that they are never going to forget. Their mothers are never going to forget him, either. Chances are every time they think about him their eyes are going to tear up.
Dylan DeSilva, who lives in Brewster, came to do a special project with the Brownies May 1 at the Gleason Family YMCA. Along with the Brownies, their moms, and his own mom Michelle, 15-year-old Dylan helped prepare gift boxes to be sent to troops in Iraq. The gift boxes, intended for female troops, were filled with more then 20 items, including feminine items not available in Iraq, candies that won’t melt in 130 degree temperatures, pens, stationery, and boxes of Girl Scout cookies.
For the Brownies, the gift boxes represented a project they’ve been planning since September. When a shipment of long-awaited Girl Scout Cookies arrived, the Brownies set their plan in motion, selling cookies to raise funds for the gift packages.
"You should have seen them," Troop Leader Christine Sprague said as she glanced at the Brownies earnestly filling gift boxes.
Reminiscing about the Brownies’ cookie-selling efforts she added, "People will remember them. They kept saying, if you don’t want cookies, please send cookies to our troops in Iraq." Many responded to the Brownies’ pleas. Boxes of cookies, waiting to be sent to troops, were mounded on a table at the YMCA.
More information about Cape Cod Cares for the Troops can be found at capecod4thetroops.com
March 27, 2008
presented Dylan with Care Package items
Saturday March 8, 2008