Thursday, August 19, 2010

Nature's Green is Gold

Please excuse the Robert Frost
reference - I had to. Regardless, it does relate to a story in Minnesota's Woodbury Bulletin about a couple of Girl Scouts who recently earned their Girl Scout Gold Awards by building a natural play area at a local nature center. More than a year ago, Laura Chandler and Sarah Mittelstadt began discussing what type of project they wanted to do for their Gold Award when their troop was approached by the Friends of Maplewood Nature with the idea of building something on the nature center property. Barbara Kroll, director of Friends of Maplewood Nature, said the center wanted something constructed on the nature center property because they wanted to attract more people to the area. Chandler and Mittelstadt said they’re excited with how the project has turned out and hope some kids will come out to play. Read the entire article to learn more about their process. Kudos to all involved!

Do you have any Girl Scout Gold Award stories you would like to share?