Girl Scouts planning Easter egg hunt for St. Francis House guests

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO)– From heading to church, to cooking, to spending time with family, Easter can be a busy. 

But a group of young girls is finding time to lift up others this weekend. 

The girls have some ground to cover this weekend. 

“I feel like we’re going to have fun and everyone else is going to have fun,” Girl Scout Mia Waagmeester said. 

That’s because the Brandon-based Girl Scout troop is planning something special for the guests at the St. Francis House. 

“It’s nice to spread some cheer for other families,” Girl Scout Sydney Reimers said. 

The girls will be hiding eggs outside of the St. Francis House. 

“Lots of candy, some fun toys, and a lot of love from us,” Girl Scout Troop Leader Crystal Reimers said. 

The trio will hide the eggs just in time for Easter morning. 

The small pieces of plastic might just have a bigger impact than you think. 

“Our mission is moving people from homelessness to hope. This is the hope that is given to them, this act of random kindness that allows them to know there is hope out there for them,” St. Francis House Executive Director Julie Becker said. 

“I thought Easter was always the best time of the year because you get a lot of candy and you get to spend a lot of time with your family and if they haven’t had that I thought now is better than never to give them that experience,” Girl Scout Senna Shipe said. 

While the eggs may be tricky to find this Easter Sunday, kindness will be as clear as day. 

The Girl Scout troop is also hiding eggs in people’s yard as a part of fundraising for a Yellowstone trip. 

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