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Lyndze Ward, 9, left, and Allegra Mosley, 11, both with Junior Girl Scout Troop 457, plant flowers in a bed at Kinser Elementary School on Camp Kinser on Tuesday. Mosley said she was proud to work on the project because “it looked really messy before.”
Lyndze Ward, 9, left, and Allegra Mosley, 11, both with Junior Girl Scout Troop 457, plant flowers in a bed at Kinser Elementary School on Camp Kinser on Tuesday. Mosley said she was proud to work on the project because “it looked really messy before.” (Cindy Fisher / S&S)
Lyndze Ward, 9, left, and Allegra Mosley, 11, both with Junior Girl Scout Troop 457, plant flowers in a bed at Kinser Elementary School on Camp Kinser on Tuesday. Mosley said she was proud to work on the project because “it looked really messy before.”
Lyndze Ward, 9, left, and Allegra Mosley, 11, both with Junior Girl Scout Troop 457, plant flowers in a bed at Kinser Elementary School on Camp Kinser on Tuesday. Mosley said she was proud to work on the project because “it looked really messy before.” (Cindy Fisher / S&S)
Girls at Camp Kinzer plant flowers as part of their ongoing community project to earn a Bronze Award, the highest badge Junior Girl Scouts can achieve.
Girls at Camp Kinzer plant flowers as part of their ongoing community project to earn a Bronze Award, the highest badge Junior Girl Scouts can achieve. (Cindy Fisher / S&S)

CAMP KINSER, Okinawa — Junior Girl Scout Troop 457 could have used its “cookie money” to go ice skating or do any number of other fun activities.

Instead, the five girls decided to use money from last year’s fundraiser — the traditional Girl Scout cookie sales — to better their school, said their troop leader, Christina Miller.

It was an easy decision to make, said Jackie Miller, 11. “I wanted my school to look nice.”

The troop bought flowers and gardening supplies to spruce up about 17 flower beds around Kinser Elementary School, which all the girls attend.

This project is the culmination of a lot work toward earning the Bronze Badge — the highest badge for Junior Girl Scouts, Christina Miller said. “I’m happy that the girls decided to do this; I can’t wait to see it,” said Ian Coubrough, the school’s principal. The girls were helped by Brownie Troop 442.

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