By Pvt. Choi Keun-wooMay 6, 2008
YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Four Girl Scouts from Junior Troop 22 presented decorated blankets and burp cloths to expectant mothers at the Family Care Center May 2.
The Family Care Center provides temporary lodging for patients requiring stays at the 121st Combat Support Hospital.
Kayla Putman, 11, presented the gift to Phaedra King, who is 35 weeks pregnant. The Scouts decorated the items themselves.
"I'm really appreciative," King said. "For the Girl Scouts to come by and bring these items is really, really nice because sometimes you get so lonely and bored. I'm really grateful of what they've done."
The Scouts had been working on this project since October 2007. For their efforts, they earned the Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest achievement possible for a Junior Girl Scout.
"I like giving gifts. You get a caring heart and it makes you feel really nice," said Isabell Murray, 11, one of the four Scouts.
Putman, who had presented the gift, said," I feel really good helping somebody. It helps you to be a Good Samaritan."
Mischa Moreau, the troop leader for the Junior Girl Scouts, said the girls worked hard on this project. "And to see all that work come to its fruition is just great," she said.
Brenda McCall, special actions officer for U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan, helped arrange this event.
"I thought it would be nice to have the Girl Scouts to come down here and actually present the gifts themselves as opposed to just leaving a couple of bags," McCall said. "I think this teaches ladies at a young age that giving back to the community makes you feel good."