Local Girl Scouts troop thanks Santa Fe hotshot crew

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SANTA FE, N.M. – Throughout this record-setting fire season, firefighters and hot shot crews have been working tirelessly along the fire line. This weekend, one group of Girl Scouts up in Los Alamos gave these crews a very sweet thank you. 

Girl Scout Troop 10705 surprised the Santa Fe hot shots at their home base to hand-deliver boxes of Girl Scout cookies.  

“Hello, Santa Fe hotshots! Thank you for fighting back forest fires. Thank you for saving our state and homes. You are awesome. Thanks for everything, especially saving tons of people,” Troop 10705 said Saturday. 

After working long hours on the fire line, cookies and thank you cards were not the first things this crew was expecting when they got back. 

“They were like shocked! They were happy, they were surprised too,” Girl Scout Madeline Gammon said. 

But it was more than just giving away boxes of their iconic cookies, these Girl Scouts even wrote and recited a poem for our state’s first responders: 

Hello, Santa Fe hotshots!

You’re so hot, you can’t be stopped!

You’re the best because you soar above the rest!

You saved our state and now we give you our great thanks.” 

This special delivery was part of the girl scouts “Cookies for Hometown Heroes” program, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. This weekend was the first annual “National Wildland Firefighter Day” to recognize the hard work wildland firefighters do to protect the forests — especially during fire season. 

“They did something kind for us, so we did something kind for them,” Girl Scout Camila Zapien said.