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Photos – Girl Scouts decorate lunch bags for MLK volunteers

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Photos – Girl Scouts decorate lunch bags for MLK volunteers

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They teach them about volunteering and service early in Decatur.

On Jan. 19, a couple of hundred Girl and Daisy Scouts gathered at St. Thomas More Catholic School in Decatur packed sack lunches for volunteers participating in the last day of the MLK Service Project. They’ll be delivering 500 lunches to Oakhurst, where volunteers can expect a sandwich, along with some chips. But the highlight for the volunteers is the bags decorated by the Daisy Scouts, Decatur Lifelong Community Coordinator Lee Ann Harvey said.

You can’t help but smile at it, really.

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Kimberly Amos and Rachel Cogburn, co-leaders of Daisy Troop 15509, kept watch over the Daisy Scouts while they scribbled on the brown paper bags.

The Daisies are Kindergarten through First Grade, but Cogburn said the kids grasp the concepts behind what they’re doing. It’s actually in line with what they’re learning in City Schools of Decatur, where one of the lessons is about the difference between professional and volunteer jobs.

“They get that they’re helping somebody else,” Cogburn said.

Some more photos from Monday’s bag decorating …

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