Watertown Girl Scouts hold service project at Elim Home

Norah Stienessen, Maddie Knoell and Hope Berscheit were among the members of Brownie Girl Scout Troop 16307 to hand deliver Valentines at Elim Nursing Home in Watertown on Feb. 6. (Submitted photo)

February is a month filled with people sharing kind words and gifts with others. The Brownie Girl Scout Troop 16307 decided to take these acts of love to Elim Nursing Home in Watertown.
“Being a Girl Scout is much more than camping and selling cookies,” noted Amy Stienessen, one of the Girl Scout troop leaders in Watertown. “A Girl Scout strives to show respect to others, kindness, compassion and maturity among other positive characteristics. It also means being a positive member of our community.”
The members of Troop 16307, who are all in the second grade, spent their recent snow days off of school making valentines for each resident at Elim. The girls personally delivered these thoughtful valentines on Thursday, Feb. 6. The girls rehearsed a Valentine’s poem and greeting and then presented it with a grace and style all their own. The 13 Scouts then hand delivered Valentines to everyone stopping by each room.
“It was wonderful to watch them honor these adults with dignity and respect,” Stienessen said. “We felt very welcome and appreciated by all! Watching the big smiles appear after the girls gave their valentines made the girls feel so happy that they were able to do this. Thank you to all the wonderful people at Elim for welcoming us to your home!”
If your daughter is interested in becoming a Girl Scout, contact Siiri-Aline Sutphen at (651) 335-8211.