Two Girl Scouts from Brownie Troop 4127 presented Riley Taylor Durham, the first girl born in Stephenville during National Girl Scout Week, with a basket of goodies their troop collected.

“Having the Brownie Troop representatives visit was a fun experience for the nurses,” said Devra LeFevre, R.N. “It’s very nice to see the community getting involved with its hospital.”

The presentation of the gift basket has been an ongoing tradition for the Girl Scouts, but this is the first year that the Brownie troop has been able to present the basket. Two representatives from the Troop, Taryn Gibbs and Kassle Pack, went to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville with troop leader, Tammie Gibbs, to present Riley and mom Amanda Durham with the basket.

“We believe in community service and promoting it. It was fun and I’m glad the girls got to be a part of it,” Gibbs said.

During the visit, the new mother allowed the girls to touch the baby’s “soft hands” and that moment hit home with the girls.

“The girls were excited to do this and realized how special it was when they saw Riley in person,” Gibbs said.

The gift basket included a “future Girl Scout” onesie, a Girl Scout bear and, of course, a box of Thin Mint cookies.