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Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Packing Party

This past weekend, November 10, AHG Troops from Olathe and Excelsior Springs came together for an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Packing Party. 25 girls packed 100 boxes in the space of an afternoon, plus spent some time learning about what the shoebox ministry accomplishes worldwide.

This is the 2nd year that our area Troops have organized and participated in this packing party, and one of a number of area-wide events held each year. The girls enjoy the opportunity to meet other AHG girls, building friendships, and working together to accomplish larger projects.

Operation Christmas Child Activity Patches

If your family is packing a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child, you may want to consider ordering an activity patch for your daughter to wear on her AHG vest/sash. Check with your Troop Coordinator to see if there is an official Troop service project in the works, but if you pack a shoebox as a family the patch is permitted.
You can order it at the bottom of the page here:
You can choose either the generic logo patch or the new 2012 (beach ball) patch.
Also ask your Troop Coordinator if it is better to just attach the patch to the uniform when it comes in, or if an official presentation at a Court of Awards is preferred.
If by chance your church isn’t participating in Operation Christmas Child this year, you can find a drop off location here: