Troop 3674 Builds Greenhouse for Local Elementary School


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Spokane Valley Troop 3674 wanted to do something that would teach, inspire, and benefit society for their Bronze Award project. After the girls researched different options for improving their community they came up with the idea to build a greenhouse at a local elementary school, which would serve to provide healthy food and be a hands-on learning tool for children at the school.

With the help of local organizations, the girls were able to make their vision a reality. Veradale United Church of Christ, near Progress Elementary School, offered a strip of land to build on. In addition, Spokane Valley Lowe's Home Improvement selected the group as their 2016 Lowe's Local Heroes. Due to the fact that Lowe's strongly believes in working together to build something better, they happily provided Troop 3674 with 2,500 dollars worth of necessary gardening materials, along with their helping hands. For three full days, Girl Scouts and adult volunteers put their plans into action by constructing two greenhouses, a workspace in between them, and a raised bed for pumpkins.

Like a Girl Scout, members of Troop 3674 decided they're always able to reach further, work harder, and do more. They have recently tossed around the idea of making their greenhouse project a catalyst for earning their Silver Award. Now that they have the foundation built, they are considering developing an educational curriculum to complement their greenhouses. They may even make a cookbook. After all, the possibilities are endless when you're a courageous and confident girl.

Great job Troop 3674 members Emily, Georgia, Angel, Carly, Chloe, Kaeli, Vivian, Machaela, Katie, Terranne, and Sydney. Also, thank you to helpers Gracie, Catalina, Addison, Salena, Tiffany, Bella, Beth, Taylor, Caitlyn, and Ruthie. 

Click here to learn about the Bronze Award. Contact Sarah Betts at sbetts@gsewni.org or 509-747-8091, ext. 225 with questions about Girl Scout highest awards.