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Girl Scouts take part in charity drive
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Forsyth County News

Dozens of local Girl Scouts will spend this week in an "Amazing Race"-themed day camp.

But in addition to the regular activities of swimming, canoes, and crafts, the Scouts will participate in two charity drives.

Girls are asked to bring in school supplies and flip-flops.

The school supplies will go to children under CASA advisory when school kicks off next month, while the footwear will be sent to military personnel serving overseas.

According to day camp coordinator Misty Pugmire, the flip-flops will be something the soldiers can wear when showering or in hospitals and also for a "taste of home."

Girl Scout Maddie Malmfeldt organized the CASA school supply drive.

She said last year the collection effort filled 88 backpacks. This year, the goal is 105.

Malmfeldt said she got involved because her mother’s friend works for CASA and is responsible for the children having school supplies.

She also knows that having a backpack full of new supplies can start the school year off right.

"I get nervous about going to school and I feel better knowing I have all the supplies," she said.

"So helping make sure the other kids have their supplies makes me feel better too."