Niki LeVasseur says the Girl Scouts never pass up an opportunity to help those in the community.
One of those opportunities, the Girl Scout troop leader said, is baking over 100 cupcakes for Englewood Meals on Wheels.
“I think it’s great,” said Flo Bush, kitchen manager of Meals. “They really make cute cupcakes.”
Englewood’s Girl Scout Troop 208 spent three hours baking and decorating 110 cupcakes as part of the “It’s Your World, Change It” Girl Scout Journey.
“Each time (the Girl Scouts volunteer), it’s a different troop,” Flo said. “They also come on the holidays.”
Schuyler Bush, director of Meals, said they provided a tour around the kitchen and operations.
“One of the scout leaders, I believe, was also a volunteer with Meals,” Schuyler said.
Area Girl Scout troops have been baking cupcakes for Meals since January 2012.
“We have one to two troops signed up each month,” LeVasseur said. “The girls come up with designs for cupcakes. They’re quite creative.”
LeVasseur said cupcakes are easier to transport since cookies tend to crumble.
“The troop leader will check with Meals on Wheels to see how many they need,” she said. “We may bake up to 130 (in a batch) during the winter months.”
LeVasseur said serving the community is a big part of the Girl Scouts.
“The girls are always looking for opportunities to help in the community,” she said.