Junior Girl Scouts spruce up school at Camp Kinser
October 27, 2006
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.