Girl Scouts gathered at the recently to assemble survival bracelets that will be sent overseas to U.S. servicemen and servicewomen to wear in case of emergency.
Paracord (parachute cord) is a lightweight nylon rope originally used in the suspension lines of the U.S. parachutes during World War II. Once in the field, paratroopers found the cord useful for many other tasks.
The members of Girl Scout Troup 9231, from La Crescenta, got together at the Community Center and made over 50 bracelets that will be donated to Operation Gratitude. The bracelets are assembled with eight feet of paracord, woven together and worn as a bracelet. If needed, the soldier could untie the bracelet and use the cord for lifting objects, making shelter, and in the case of an emergency – saving a life. Paracord bracelets are worn all over the world, and our local Girl Scouts wanted to help our soldiers overseas.
Operation Paracord was recently started by Jolene Taylor and Debbie Bright – two Glendale natives. Troop 9231 Girl Scouts include: Katrina Voors, Malley Musso, Samantha Daidone, Brianna Jenks, Sydney Pontius, Amanda Adcook, and Destiny Bright.
“Paracord Bracelets are a symbol of supporting our military,” Taylor said.
For more information visit www.facebook.com/OperationParacord