August 3 2016

Girl Scouts Deliver 'Survival Kits' to Burlington Police Department

By: Rich Hosford

Recently members of the Burlington Police Department received unique care packages from some special girls. 


Members of Girl Scout Troop 69023 in Burlington came to the station with Survival Kits for Law Enforcement Officers with treats they purchased using money from their cookie sales. 


Troop leader Linda McNamee said she saw a troop doing something similar on Facebook and when she approached the scouts with the idea they jumped on it. They spent about $80 on supplies and made up 72 survival kits. 


McNamee explained that the survival kits were made up of treats, each one symbolizing something an officer has, needs or in some way demonstrates the scouts’ appreciation for what they do. Here is the breakdown that was given to the officers with the bag of treats: 


Lifesavers: To remind you of the many times you’ve been one. 


Smarties: To give you wisdom for this split-second decisions. 


Hershey Kiss: To show our love for you. 


Gum: To help everyone stick together. 


Tootsie Roll: You have to roll with the punches. 


Peppermint Patty: helping you keep your cool. 


Mounds: For the mounds of courage you show. 


Taffy Taffy: To remind you that laughter is a great stress reliever. 


McNamee said the officers welcomed the scouts and brought them into dispatch to take a photo. 


“They were really appreciative,” she said. “They thought it was a cute idea.” 


Members of Girl Scout Troop 69023 at the police station (Courtesy Linda McNamee)



a Survival Kit (Courtesy Linda McNamee)



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