Girl Scout Troop #1244 Complete Silver Award Project at Church
Three patrols from Girl Scout Troop #1244 have completed projects at The Community Church to help earn their Silver Awards, the second highest honor given by the Girl Scouts. The Troop has met monthly in the Church's Manse for many years. The leader of the troop is Bonnie Nelson. The troop spent five months and over 600 hours on the three projects. The Scouts used their cookie money saved for three years to pay for most of the projects.
The Manse Maidens completely redecorated the main floor of the Manse. They cleaned the walls and painted the kitchen and dining rooms. They also sewed new curtains for all the windows. The patrol completed their redecorating by stenciling a welcoming quote above the fireplace. The Manse is now a bright and inviting space to hold classes and meetings.
The Landscape Ladies renovated the garden area behind the Jones Building to provide some badly needed, additional play space for the church children. They leveled the garden area, removed many knee-high piles of dirt along the tree line, and installed a barrier fence to keep children and balls from tumbling down into the ravine. They also spread gravel along the paths to the playground and Memorial Rock. The patrol finished their project by installing a paver patio in front of the sheds to create a hard surface for the children to pay basketball on. The patio also makes the sheds more accessible.
The Woodworking Women build three lovely wooden benches to provide seating in the renovated play space. They also built an outdoor storage container for any play equipment kept outside. The seating has already been used by several groups with high praise. The patrol also installed a new white board in Manse to help increase the usability of that space.
We are thankful for the Church’s support of the troop and Girl Scouting, and we are delighted to be able to give back to the Church. We hope that the congregation will enjoy the results of these projects. -- V. Bruhn, S. Falkovic, A. Germino, J. Krenitsky, L. Marin, L. Martin, M. Meyer, J. Nelson, J. Persia, and A. Westerhoff