BOULDER - A Louisville girl scout troop is returning the favor to those who helped rescue the girls and their classmates from an outdoor education center above Jamestown during the Colorado floods last September.
Girl Scout Troop 74372 is selecting the Colorado National Guard as their "Hometown Hero," commending those for their work in the community. The troop will collect and then donate cookies as a token of gratitude to those who rescued them through a frightening ordeal.
The fifth grade girl scouts were on a school trip at Cal-Wood near Jamestown when the floods trapped the girls and their classmates for several days. The rushing waters washed out all roads into and out of the area.
The Colorado National Guard came in and rescued the group by helicopter.
The troop has collected hundreds of packages and held a booth sale Saturday in Boulder. They plan to deliver the packages to the National Guard in person next month.
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