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Gloucester Girl Scout earns patch for mask making

Girl Scouts have a history of service and are always thinking of the next way to support their communities. When the COVID-19 crisis arose, Girl Scouts jumped into action and began creating homemade protective masks for distribution to health care workers and those at risk.

The outpouring of interest from girls in the area prompted Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast to create a new mask-making patch girls can earn, a release said. In addition to earning the patch, the council is assisting with donations to get the masks into the right hands.

Girl Scout Cadette Jade Hawkins of Gloucester, and her mom, Jennie, a long-time volunteer and adult Girl Scout, started making protective masks at home for those in need.

Jade’s masks were distributed to frontline merchandiser crews who service Walmart stores across Virginia and North Carolina. The masks were also given to staff at Jade’s Gloucester neighborhood gas station as well as friends and family.

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