Girl Scouts in Texas County raised $1,000 to sponsor a World War II veteran and his chaperon to participate in the Ozarks Honor Flight program, which allows them to travel to Washington, D.C. to see the memorial constructed in their honor.
The Texas County Service Unit for the Girl Scouts includes Houston, Licking, Manes, Plato, Raymondville and Success. They decided to take on the project as a community service project, said leaders Gayla Bratton and Sarah Reese. The goal was $700. During the Girl Scout cookie booth sales they included a donation can on their tables for the Ozarks Honor Flight. The girls would give their cookie sales pitch and then tell the customers about the Honor Flight program, explained the letters.
“This was an awesome experience not only for the girls, but their leaders and troop volunteers,” said Bratton. “Some of the Daisy Girl Scouts probably did not know what a World War II veteran was before this community service project, but they can tell you have them now.”
The funds will be used by Robert K. Miles and his chaperon.