Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors from Troops
9065, 9261 and 9305 travelled to Atlanta, GA on March 16th to enjoy Medieval
Times Scout Day. But that wasn't the only reason they travelled to Atlanta.
After Medieval Times the group had planned a visit to one of the local Ronald
McDonald Houses. The three troops collected pop can tabs and items from the
RMHC wishlist and created several baskets to donate to the organization. As
part of their Care to Share donation, the troops also donated 2 cases of
Upon arrival at the house, the group was greeted by Ms. Mary Beth. Ms. Mary Beth provided information and a tour of the facility. She also provided the group a special meeting with a very special person, an 8-year-old girl named LaMiya. LaMiya, her mother and baby sister were residents. Ms. Mary Beth said she told LaMiya of our visit and that she couldn't wait to meet us, but we were not aware of meeting LaMiya. After hearing her story, there was not one dry eye in the group. We were moved by LaMiya's big smile and the brightness of her big brown eyes. Tracey Brown, Co-leader of Troop 9065 said this was her 3rd trip she had arranged to a RMHC and had never met a resident before, so this was quite a nice surprise to everyone.
The troop was not aware of LaMiya's birthday was the next day, March 17th and wanted to give her a special birthday gift. After quick thinking, the troop came up with a solution, Jennifer Asiatico, Co-leader of Troop 9065 had purchased a crown from Medieval Times and that would be her special birthday gift. The group sang Happy Birthday to LaMiya and presented her with her special crown to make her princess for her special day. LaMiya was so very happy and she shared a story about her boyfriend and she even danced for us to a Justin Bieber song. When she finished her dance, it was time for us to leave. LaMiya made sure she hugged everyone in the group as we said our good-byes. Before we loaded into our vehicles, we gathered together and Tracey Brown, stated this is what Girl Scouts is all about and makes it so worthwhile. As the group drove away, LaMiya came outside to wave a last good-bye.
What a great idea to combine a fun event with community service! Your quick thinking gave LaMiya a birthday she will always remember!