April 25, 2006

Chelsea's Garden

Do you ever wonder how Girl Scouts spend the money they earn by selling cookies?

The money is a big source of the troop’s finances. Some of it is used by the girls to pay for whatever fun activities the girls plan for themselves. Earning the money that you use to later enjoy some shared goal is a great lesson. But being a Girl Scout isn’t all about fun. The girls choose their own activities, but some of the activities they choose to do are service activities.

Last weekend, M and K’s troop (Maggie is a leader of the troop) renovated a garden dedicated to a fellow local scout who died of cancer. Chelsea’s garden is at North Elementary School here in town.

I’ll let Maggie explain.

Posted by James at April 25, 2006 9:26 AM
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What a wonderful idea! That's so nice of these kids. Imagine being that caring at such a young age. Wonderful.

The parents must be beaming with pride.

Posted by: Patti M. at April 25, 2006 3:04 PM

I wanted to post this because it didn't occur to me until Maggie told me that the girls spent a couple of hundred dollars of their cookie money on the garden. And their time. I was impressed, and happy to see them choosing this sort of project.

Posted by: James at April 25, 2006 3:16 PM

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