The members of Girl Scout Troop 63140 completed a beautification project of Shelton Community Center to earn the Bronze Award.
The Bronze Award is the highest award Junior Girl Scouts can earn for a community project. The project helped beautify both the interior and the grounds of the community center.
For the interior of the Shelton Community Center, the Scouts created paintings of the activities that occur within the community center, such as karate, dance, and reading in the Huntington Branch Library.
The girls worked with Hannah Perry of The Giggling Pig in Shelton, who donated the materials and her time — as well as that of members of her staff — to assist the troop in their artwork.
The artwork will be displayed on a wall in the community center for everyone to enjoy.
Also spruced up outdoor area
On the grounds of the Shelton Community Center, the girls spruced up the area in front of the Shelton Community Center sign.
The girls weeded the area, installed a new border, planted both annuals and perennials, and added fresh mulch. The flowers and plants were donated by Langanke’s Florist and Greenhouse in Shelton.
Mark Rempfer of Langanke’s helped the troop members select the best plants to provide a colorful floral display throughout the growing season.
Rempfer demonstrated how to arrange the plants to optimize the display. Orange marigolds were included to represent the Shelton colors.
As part of the project, the girls will be watering the garden throughout the summer.
Girl Scout Troop 63140 consists of six fifth-graders who all attend Perry Hill School. All of them have participated in various activities at the community center and were thrilled to help beautify it, according to publicity material.