Posted Thursday, February 9th, 2012

The Morris County Board of Freeholders hosted Girl Scouts from troops in Morristown, Chatham, Parsippany, Rockaway and Denville at the freeholders’ Feb. 8 public meeting.

The freeholders honored the girls for collecting more than 260 pounds of school supplies in August 2011 for the children of families served by the Interfaith Food Pantry.

The collection drive was conducted in conjunction with the Morris County Women’s Advisory Committee to the freeholders.

During the Back-to-School Supplies drive, the Girl Scouts were stationed at various drop-off sites around the county, collecting pens, pencils, paper, markers and other materials for students who might otherwise have had no way of getting the necessary supplies for the new school year.

The freeholders thanked the girls for their hard work and for thinking of other, less fortunate youngsters and presented each Girl Scout with a framed Certificate of Appreciation.