Local Girl Scout surprises mom in honor of Girl Scout Week
For the City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – A local Girl Scout troop member recently surprised a Wisconsin Rapids mom in honor of Girl Scout Week.
“Every year during the week of March 12, Girl Scouts around the country celebrate the founding of our organization. Girl Scouts was founded on March 12, 1912 in Savannah, GA, by a woman called Juliette Gordon Low. In celebration of this event (yes we just celebrated 110 years as an organization!), local Girl Scouts put together a basket to welcome the first baby girl born during Girl Scout Week,” explained Girl Scout Troop No. 6089 Leader Camerron Wettern.
For 2022’s first baby born, ninth grader, Elisabeth Wettern, a senior Girl Scout in Troop 6089, dropped off diapers, wipes, and a basket to the Aspirus’s Riverview Birthing floor.
“She has helped with First Baby Born baskets since joining Girl Scouts in second grade at Woodside and has always loved hearing about the baby who receives the basket,” added Wettern.
“The basket had items picked out and donated by our Cranberry Valley Service Area Girl Scouts and volunteers, which is composed of 14 troops and 160 Girls that live in and around Wisconsin Rapids.”
“Our daughter, Elle was the lucky recipient of (the) generous gifts. She was born on Monday, March 7, at 6:59pm. She was 8lb 2oz, 20 1/2 inches long. The gifts we received are so helpful and thoughtful,” said the baby’s mother, Trisha Gellerman.
“It’s actually funny, back in 2014 when our daughter Clara was born on March 9, she received gifts from (the) troop. So we were surprised to be spoiled with special gifts again.”