Girl Scouts Donate Cookie Cash to Sick Leader

By Staff | February 6, 2009 | 9:06 AM EST
Berlin, N.J. (AP) - A Girl Scout troop in New Jersey is giving up a whitewater rafting trip and donating its cookie money to the family of its ailing leader.
Jennie Perrottet (pehr-oh-TAY') is the 44-year-old leader of Cadette Girl Scout Troop 30975 in Berlin Borough. She had a heart attack last month and was well enough to communicate with her family only Thursday.
The girls decided to give her family 90 percent of their cookie profits. The family relied on her two jobs to get by while her husband was out of work.
The troop has raised about $1,500 so far. They've stepped up sales by running 18 cookie-selling booths instead of the usual three or four.
Perrottet's husband, Robert, says he cried when he heard about the donation.
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