Severna Park Junior Girl Scout Troop 4501 Earns Bronze Award
Fifth grade Girl Scouts spruced and restored the Kinder Family cemetery at Kinder Farm Park.
Junior Girl Scout Troop 4501 from Benfield Elementary School worked on a community service project at Kinder Farm Park last Saturday.
"The girls are helping to rejuvenate the Kinder Family cemetery. This project is the final piece of their community service which earns them their Bronze Award," said Lynnley Moore, troop co-leader.
"The Bronze Award is the highest award that a Junior Girl Scout can earn and requires a minimum of 15 hours of community service" said Sarah Salkeld, co-leader.
According to the Girl Scout Handbook: “It shows you have made a promise to help others, improve your community and world, and become the best you can be.”
“We are cleaning up the cemetery to show respect,” said Girl Scout, Jillian Shivery.
"And to restore the history of Kinder Farm,” added Abbey Smith, fellow troop member.
Chloe Salkeld said" " I like helping the earth. I am also glad I can show respect for the past by cleaning the cemetery up.”
The girls worked hard starting at 8:30 a.m. removing weeds and vines and poison Ivy. They also planted shrubs, and flowers, and mulched, before finishing up at 2:30 p.m.
Troop 4501 will return to Kinder Farm Park on Friday (June 10) to install a bench and lay down gravel in the paths between the graves. This will complete the service project.
The Junior Troop will be donating a scrapbook with details of their journey to Kinder Farm Park. The scrapbook will be on display in the visitor center.
The Girls said they are very thankful to the local companies that helped make this project possible.
Without them this project would not have been possible.