Girl Scouts Bring Easter Flowers and Painted Eggs to Nursing Home Residents

Members of a girl scout group traveled to bring flowers to and paint eggs with nursing home residents last week. Working toward their service badges, members of the troop spent two meetings creating flower arrangements to deliver to the residents.

The girls recycled cans and salvaged silk flowers that were going to be thrown away to include in the arrangements.This was the troop's first visit to to the nursing home, the troop leader said.

“Anytime we can have children here, the residents love it,” said the nursing home activities director. Interactions with youth are often missing from the residents’ daily schedules, and the activities, like painting eggs, remind them of their traditions with their own children, she added.

On Friday, the girls delivered between 40 and 45 arrangements to the nursing home residents. “It felt good,” said one of the 11-year-old girl scouts.. “They were very happy. I think they’ll have a good Easter.” For more, read the story.


Robert W. Carter,  Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.