As part of their “Take Action” project, the Osakis Girl Scout Troop 475 recently made tie blankets for cancer patients.

The troop had heard about a hospital in the Twin Cities that were asking for blankets, but they decided to donate the ones they made closer to home.

On Sunday, Nov. 17, some of the girls in the troop, along with their leader, Krystal Boogaard, and co-leaders, Kim Floer and Karen Maher, stopped by Alomere Health in Alexandria and donated five blankets to the oncology department for cancer patients.

Emily Mickelson, a nurse at Alomere Health in Alexandria, looks over quilts donated to the oncology unit by an Osakis Girl Scout Troop. (Celeste Edenloff / Osakis Review)
Emily Mickelson, a nurse at Alomere Health in Alexandria, looks over quilts donated to the oncology unit by an Osakis Girl Scout Troop. (Celeste Edenloff / Osakis Review)

Emily Mickelson, a nurse at Alomere, accepted the blankets and thanked the Girl Scout Troop for the “wonderful donation.” She said the patients would love them.

Emma Nicholson, 12, of Osakis, said she helped pick out the material for the quilts and chose patterns that she thought were “really pretty.”

The girls said it took them about three meetings to make the quilts and that they had fun doing it.