March 30, 2008

Girl Scout Troop 864 (part 1)

They do more than sell cookies.

Today, Sunday, March 30, 2008, marked the day Southold Girl Scout Troop 864 began work on their Bronze Award. "The Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest honor a Junior Girl Scout can earn, requires her to learn the leadership and planning skills necessary to follow through on a project that makes a positive impact on her community." Troop 864, led by Southold parents Rose Anasagasti, Debbie Bellomo, and Kate Panetta, has 15 scouts working towards the Bronze Award.

Their project at Peconic Dunes County Park consists of 4 ways to improve our Nature Trail. First, they will improve the trail's definition by lining it with logs. Second, they will install a new footbridge over the bog. Third, they will build benches for the trail. Finally, they will create ethnobotany signs, explaining how various plants along the trail can be used by people. [ethnobotany (n): the scientific study of the traditions and customs of a people concerning plants and their medical, religious, and other uses.]

Today, the girls and their parents built 6 benches, lined over half the trail, installed the new footbridge, and began research for the signs. It was an amazingly successful day and I can't wait for next Monday when they continue their project.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the opportunity to do something to give back. I went along with my girl scout daughter and enjoyed it! It's fun to do some hard work (i.e. haul some logs), then see the effort come to fruition! Thanks to the leaders for all their efforts!
Pamela Babcock