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Girl Scout Troop 6730 Earned Bronze Award

Scouts of Troop 6730 Received Prestigious Bronze Award for Planting, Tending, and Harvesting Vegetables for Local Aid Organization

Girl Scout Troop 6730On Sunday, December 2, 2012, 12 members of Junior Girl Scout Troop 6730 received the highest Girl Scout award available to Junior Scouts for their hundreds of hours growing, harvesting, and preparing fresh vegetables for the local food pantry, Share of McLean.  In part due to their efforts, Share was able to distribute more than 1000 pounds of locally raised produce to area residents this past growing season.  

The Scouts were responsible for planting, weeding and harvesting crops from two local garden plots in the Lewinsville Community Garden and also assisted at the Volunteer Farm in Culpeper and Woodstock.  Several Scouts also worked with Share to distribute the produce and a cookbook prepared by the Scouts.  The cookbook featured many recipes specific to the vegetables harvested by the Scouts in order to make it easier for local families to enjoy the fresh produce, including vegetables that the families may not have previously enjoyed.  

Julie Mendoza, the founder of The Gardeners' Share, presented the Bronze Awards at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens to the following 12 Scouts, each of whom had worked at least 20 hours toward the Share project as well as completed an extensive Girl Scout program for Junior Scouts: Zoe A., Elena B., Sophia B., Morgan F., Lucy F., Kirsten R., Madeleine L., Sarah L., Audrey M., Lila P., Nina P., and Anna S. Three additional scouts received community service awards in recognition of their efforts:  Tryphena K., Sara M., and Maya V. Submitted by Josephine Aiello LeBeau.

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