Junior Girl Scout Troop 31646 of White Haven Area recently earned their Bronze Award by building a dual sided handicapped accessible picnic table for Lehigh Park in White Haven.
The girls from White Haven, Freeland, East Side and Drums sold cookies, designed and sold jewelry and had a hoagie sale in order to purchase the materials for this project. They spent months planning, preparing and then finally building and presenting the table to the borough.
Thanks to a local fireman who received a message about a severe storm heading right towards where the ceremony was being held, the girls, family members and some council members were able to evacuate the park in time and relocate to St. Patrick’s Church Hall. Everyone got soaked waiting to get into the building, power was on and off for short while, but all quickly calmed down and the girls were able to be honored and celebrated this very special award.
Three girls also received the highest level of achievement, the Journey Summit Award. This is sometimes earned by second year Juniors, who complete all three Journey Badges. The girls are Amanda Crosley, Brenna Lutz and Ilona Stoffa.