Girl Scouts Give Back
The Blue Sky Service Unit, which serves Girl Scout troops across Poway, recently wrapped up two different donations drives. The first was a drive for baby clothes and other items to be presented to the first girl born on Oct. 31 at Pomerado Hospital, in honor of Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday. Low founded Girl Scouts of the USA in 1912. Gathering gifts for the first girl born on that day is a yearly tradition for troops and service units across the country. The service unit also collected gifts for Operation Stuff-A-Stocking, a project through which donated items are packed in stockings and sent to deployed military members. Operation Stuff-A-Stocking was first started in 2009 by Sammy Lizarraga, a Poway Girl Scout working on her Silver Award. Her older brother was deployed to the Middle East, and Christmas without him inspired her to begin the project. Blue Sky Service Unit has continued the drive in the years since.