Members of the local Girl Scout troops, with the help of volunteers Shad Swink and Mike O’Reilly, recently spruced up the outside of the meeting house and repainted it. Scouts scraped paint, baked and served pizza for the volunteers and masked the building’s window glass. They then sanded and painted the picnic tables in the backyard while Swink and O’Reilly painted the meeting house. Kara Dohrenwend of Wildland Scapes also helped the Scouts remove plant growth from the walls of the building.
Mad Bro donated a particular paint that would adhere to the galvanized building, according to a news release from the group, and WabiSabi provided financial support for the project through its Make A Difference grant program.
Local Girl Scouts Jena Swink, Abby Esten-son and Taylor Denton worked together to complete the application for the Make a Difference grant and Tanyon Griffith was responsible for delivering it to WabiSabi.
Girl Scout troops 1412, 2221 and 2222 donated portions of their money from cookie sales to the paint fund. Brownie troop 776 had the task of selecting three color palettes and setting up a system so that every Scout in the local troops could vote to choose the color. The Brownie troop displayed the colors and handed out ballots at the cookie kick-off event that was held before the 2014 cookie sales began.
In the process of doing the project, Girl Scout troop 2222 completed the “Agent of Change” journey which explores leadership qualities, the power of a working as a team, and the power of community, Scout leaders said.