Participating in Girl Scout Birthday Week (March 8-13), local Girl Scouts gathered together to make survival kits for area police officers, firefighters and senior citizens to show they care.

About 30 girls gathered to assemble 100 bags during the week-long celebration. On March 21, the Girl Scouts visited Gurnee Fire Station No. 1 on Old Grand Avenue, in Gurnee, to surprise firefighters with the survival kits.

Survival kits included: Life Savers (to remind firefighters of the many times they’ve been one); Starbursts (for a burst of energy); PayDays (because service isn’t about money); paperclips (to hold it all together); Hershey Kisses (because firefighters deserve them); gum (to help the crew stick together); Tootsie Rolls (to roll with the punches); Peppermint Patties (to keep their cool); Snickers (for humor); and Mounds (for mounds of courage).

To read the full article, visit mysuburbanlife.com.

(Photo by Candace H. Johnson – For Shaw Media)

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