Girl Scouts celebrated the past year’s accomplishments at a ceremony at St. Ann Parish Center on June 26. Patches, badges, and incentive prizes were awarded to the members of the six troops.
Tania Ruhnke reported on the nut and cookie sales for 2012-13. Girls sold over 2000 cans of peanuts this year and earned over $1,500 for their troops. Top sellers were Alvena Batin (178), Allison Grogan (157) and Brielee Conkey (106). Members sold 3,144 packages of cookies this year and earned over $1,500 for their troops. Again, Alvena Batin (404) and Allison Grogan (260) were top sellers, followed by Kadye Fernholz (204) and Brielee Conkey (123). Thirty-six members in grades two through 12 participated in the product sales.
Graduating seniors, Jessica Aalbers, Cassandra Coss and LeAnn Koeck were recognized for their years in the Girl Scout program. Cassandra presented her plan for her Gold Award project. She is working with Master Gardener members to plan and plant a public prayer garden east of the entrance to the hospital. Her work will be in conjunction with her brother, Jeremy, who will be creating a labyrinth at that same location for his Eagle Scout project.
Dates for Girl Scout day camp will be Wednesday, July 31 to Friday, August 2 for girls in (fall) kindergarten through fourth grade. Girl Scout registrations are welcome at any level at any time.