Washington Township Police Officer Helps Girl Scout Daisies
Earn ‘Respect Authority’ Petal
Turnersville, NJ, March 3, 2012—Washington Township Police Officer Tobias Haley visited a local Daisy Girl Scout Troop at Birches Elementary School to help 11 first graders earn a petal for learning how to ‘Respect Authority.’
Using the Dr. Seuss Book Horton Hears a Who, Officer Haley taught lessons on kindness, bullying, and coming to the aid of others. He finished up the lesson with a more serious talk about “Stranger Danger” and how to sense and react in potentially dangerous situations.
With news of an attempted child luring in Washington Township last month, Girl Scout Troop moms appreciated the lesson. “Officer Haley’s message was entertaining, fun, and right on the mark,” says Troop Co-Leader Donna Sullivan of Whitman Square. “Parents enjoyed him as much as our children,” she added.