Cabbage Patch Garden Grows Thanks to Girl Scout Volunteers

Posted by on Jun 25, 2013 in Stories from The Patch

The courtyard at The Cabbage Patch Settlement House was bestowed with beautiful beds of new flowers, thanks to a special project coordinated by 6th and 7th graders from St. Margaret Mary Catholic School & Highlands Latin School who are members of Girl Scout Troop #233.

“The Girl Scout Silver Award is earned at the Cadette Level in Girl Scouting,” said Sherri Sprau, GS Troop #233’s leader.  “The girls must follow the award guidelines, as outlined by our local Kentuckiana Council, to complete a community service project. They are encouraged to find out what the needs in their community are and to look for issues that compliment the need with their own areas of interest. Our Girl Scouts met and presented a number of community service project ideas, and after much consideration, decided to build raised garden beds for a local organization.”

The Girl Scout Troop chose The Cabbage Patch as the recipient of this project because they wanted the project to benefit children their own age.

The project took three days to complete: on the first day, the Girl Scout volunteers built the flowerbeds and filled them with soil; on day two they planted flowers; and on day three they put down weed cloth and more mulch on all three beds.

The Cabbage Patch thanks Girl Scout Troop #233 for enhancing the beauty of our courtyard and giving our children, youth, and adults a piece of nature to enjoy!

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