Wednesday, July 20, 2016

GSWPA Girl Scout chosen for Shenandoah National Park trails program

Katherine Stancil, at left, cleaning up trails
with her sister Girl Scouts.
Photo: Student Conservation Association
Imagine spending two weeks marveling at cascading waterfalls, awe-inspiring vistas and fascinating wildlife while working side-by-side with park rangers at Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.
Katherine Stancil, a Senior Girl Scout from Gibsonia, is doing just that as one of just 10 Girls Scouts selected nationwide, and the only one from western Pennsylvania, to work for two weeks this summer cleaning trails at Shenandoah National Park.
She arrived at the park on July 11 to meet her sister Girl Scouts and get started on the trail work.
The trip is part of a $1 million grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation to connect more Girl Scouts to the outdoors. Girl Scouts is collaborating with the Student Conservation Association to organize these opportunities.
Read more about Katherine being chosen for this opportunity and get an update on what the crew has been doing so far