Girl Scout Troop 121 met April 14 at First Presbyteran Church in Westminster to make no-sew blankets for Project Linus.
The blankets are made from fleece that is knotted on the edges.
"Cadette and Junior Girl Scouts from Troop 121 taught Brownie Girl Scouts in Troops 6664, 2185 and 48 how to make blankets for Project Linus," said Sharon Roman, who leads the troop with three other leaders, Debby Naccarini, Sheila Herbst and Teresa Rippeon.
"Our troop has Juniors and Cadettes," said Roman. "The Juniors picked Project Linus and decided to ask Brownies to help make them. Together we made over 30 blankets and donated them to Project Linus of Carroll County. There are 17 girls in the troop and 30 Brownies came to the event."
Roman said three Juniors in the troop earned their Bronze Award through this project. "The Cadettes earned an award called the LIA, Leader in Action," she said. "The Brownies earned the Brownie Quest Journey. It's a pretty big award and they completed it in one afternoon."
Roman spoke with pride about the girls and their desire to help others. "Two of the Brownies had family members who had received Project Linus blankets in the past," she said. "They loved making one to donate."
Project Linus is a nonprofit organization that seeks to provide a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need - through gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans.
Troop 121 meets every other Tuesday at Cranberry Station Elementary School. For more information about the troop, email Roman at email@example.com.