Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Girl Scouts With Special Needs Seek New Leader to Keep Houston Troop Going

HOUSTON -- Mona Cross has been a Girl Scout for 35 years.
The Houston woman is one of 11 mentally disabled women ranging in age from their mid-thirties to 61 who make up Troop 21, a rare Girl Scout troop where every member is developmentally challenged.
In many ways they're just like any other troop: they earn badges, go on field trips and make arts and crafts. Cross is especially proud of the camping trips she took with the other troop members, and the badge she earned last Halloween for cooking.
But now her troop's leader of 35 years is leaving and the group is in danger of being disbanded.

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