1st grade Girl Scouts donate to kids at BRG Burn Center

1st grade Girl Scouts donate to kids at BRG Burn Center

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Some Girl Scouts in 1st grade at St. Jude Catholic are putting their cookie proceeds towards a good cause.

The 7-year-old girls in Troop 10133 have chosen to give Cookie Share donations and service project activity bags to children at the Baton Rouge General Regional Burn Center.

"A lot of people buy cookies and instead of eating them, donate the boxes to charity. This year, we wanted to give the cookies to kids at BRG's Regional Burn Center," said Beth Crochet, a CRNA in the OR at BRG and a mom of one of the Girl Scouts in Troop 10133.

The girls made activity bags for the patients in the burn center who will attend BRG's statewide summer "I'm Still Me" burn camp. At the camp, kids who have suffered severe burn injuries can interact with other survivors to build self-esteem and heal emotionally.

When asked why they wanted to donate to the kids at BRG, Camille Hamner, 7, one of the Girl Scouts involved, said, "It was nice to do something good and to help sick kids feel better."

BRG's Burn Center is one of only 125 in the country and was established in 1970. It is verified by the American Burn Association. To learn more about the burn center, click here, or call 225-387-7717, or email burn@brgeneral.org.

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