Almost 50 girls from Daisy, Brownie and Junior troops attended Girl Scout Troop 777’s recent conservation awareness event. During the three-hour gathering, the Scouts learned how difficult it is to clean up an oil spill and the damage it causes to wildlife and the environment. They also made art out of recyclable materials and “items we would typically throw away,” according to adult leader Cheri Jones. The Scouts also learned what items Mecklenburg County will accept at the curb for recycling and the importance of protecting the region’s water supply – the Catawba River. Every girl attending also received a copy of Earth Angels Herald, a newspaper the troop created by writing articles about how to protect the earth. Troop 777 members organized the workshop to earn their Bronze Award, which recognizes that a Girl Scout Junior for leadership and planning skills.
Girl Scouts teach conservation
by Staff Writer