Last year, members of Girl Scout Troops 71869 and 71199 made the decision to donate 10% of the money they raised selling cookies to a community project. After soliciting ideas from family, friends and community members, the girls took a vote and ultimately decided to give back by beautifying the tree ring outside of the main office at Penn Wynne Elementary School.
The Girl Scouts recently made good on that promise working with members of Lower Merion School District's Buildings & Grounds Crew on their special service project as they dug holes and carefully placed flower bulbs in their new homes before refilling the holes and covering them with mulch.
"It was a wonderful day," said Girl Scout Troop 71869 co-leader Natasha Davis, "and because we play in the area adjacent to the tree ring during our weekly Girl Scout meetings, it is our hope that the girls will continue as caretakers of this bed for many future years."
Girl Scouts are a leadership development organization for girls with programs from coast-to-coast and around the world offering every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure and success. They operate with the mission of building girls courage, confidence and character in order to help make the world a better place.