When a group of Harford County Girl Scouts set out to collect 10 tons of food for the hungry, they weren't expecting to also earn free Ravens tickets.
The young ladies of Girl Scouts of Central Maryland Troop 821 cheered the Baltimore Ravens to victory from the stands of M&T Bank Stadium Sunday after being selected for the Honor Rows program, according to a release.
Honor Rows, now in its 13th year, recognizes organizations that have shown committment to serving their communities. Winners get tickets to a home game, Honor Rows t-shirts, and a visit to the field before the game, the release states. During the game, winners are recognized on-screen in the stadium.
The Harford County troop was chosen because of their work giving back to county food banks.
The girls of Harford County Troop 821, who range from fourth to sixth grades, last year set a goal to collect 10 tons of food—a goal they surpassed, the release states. After collecting the food, they worked with the Bel Air United Methodist Food Bank to get the food to food banks across the county.
"We really stress to the girls that just doing a project that has a short term impact is not what we look for," Janet Slaughter told Explore Harford. "If we need to change things, we need to change how people think."
Honor Rows winners are selected by a panel from M&T Bank, the Baltimore Ravens, the Governor’s Office of Service and Volunteerism and WBAL-TV 11.