Guam Girl Scout Garvey Blackwell Donates to GMH


Guam – The Guam Memorial Hospital Pediatrics Unit received twenty-five (25) specially made gift bags donated by Garvey Blackwell, age nine (9), a Junior Girl Scout with Guam Troop 352. 

The gift bags qualified Garvey for a bronze medal which is the highest award a Junior Girl Scout can earn.

[L-R: Parents Gina and Timothy Blackwell, First Lady Christine Calvo, Garvey Blackwell, Governor Eddie Baza Calvo, GMH Administrator/CEO Joseph P. Verga were in attendance to recognize the special donation and the Bronze Award project]

Garvey worked on her Bronze Award Children’s Gift Bags Project since November 2012.  She researched the internet on how to make her gift bags safe, fun and durable for GMH’s children.

The bags were filled with crayons, coloring/activity books, sock animals, and a personal note from Garvey for each child. Guam Girl Scout Troop 352 helped Garvey color the fun images on the bags and learned how to make the sock animals. Garvey also shared her bag project with the Head Start Program children at Chief Brodie Memorial Elementary School. 

Garvey resides between Yuma, Arizona and Guam with her proud parents Timothy and Gina Blackwell.  Mr. Blackwell is the director of transportation for DZSP/21. 

Anyone interested in making donations to GMH are asked to contact June Perez at 647.2415 or