Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Girl Scouts receive Disney Summer of Service grant to clean up park

Junior Girl Scouts from Troop 53510 of Burgettstown have been awarded a Disney Summer of Service grant through Youth Service America (YSA), which will support the troop in cleaning up the local Langeloth Community Park. 

The girls are looking for volunteers to help them at the park cleanup on  Saturday, March 4 at 1 p.m. (rain date, March 5). 

With the help of volunteers, the girls will work together to clean the graffiti off of the playground equipment as well as to clean up any trash surrounding the area. They are also using portions of the grant funding to purchase items that will hopefully sustain the park's cleanliness. Water, hot chocolate, coffee and light refreshments will be available to all volunteers who come out to help with the project.

These Girl Scouts are one of 340 young leaders across the country awarded a $500 Disney Summer of Service grant to organize projects to help make their communities healthier, greener and stronger. Grantees will educate and mobilize their peers around the issue of global awareness, creating solutions to environmental cleanliness through awareness, service, advocacy, and philanthropic activities. 

The park cleanup is also part of the troop's Bronze Award project.  

If you're interested in volunteering, please contact Cortney McConnell, troop leader, at gstroop53510@gmail.com.