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Girl Scouts on the lookout for new Springville members

THE WHEELS ON THE BUS — Some of the Girl Scouts are pictured, performing group synchronized songs they learned, while participate in Girl Scouts in the Park. Photos by Justin Graham.
SPRINGVILLE — A recruitment called “Girl Scouts in the Park” was held at Sprague Brook Park in Glenwood from July 9 – 11.

Manager Mary Marlow said that the event was held, to raise awareness of Scouting in Springville, and to recruit new members. “There is a shortage of Scouts and we need participation from the Springville area,” she said.

Staff member Abby Fronckowiak was on hand, to help facilitate the Girl Scouts and give participants a taste of what Scouting offers.

“Our current project in the works is called ‘It’s your world. Change it,’” Marlow said. “The girls are learning about new herbs, in association with making foods better.” Participants created bird feeders and garden stones.

The girls also demonstrated the synchronized songs they learned, while attending the recruitment effort at the park.

“Currently, we have 9,000 adult volunteers and 50 of those are staff members,” Marlow said. “We have 100 years of foundation behind us.”

WHAT THYME IS IT? — The Girl Scouts learned about various herbs and what they could use to make their food better. They are pictured, planting a variety of the herbage.
To register to be a part of the Girl Scouts of Western New York’s Springville branch, submit a completed camp application form to either the Rochester or Buffalo office, by mail, fax or hand-delivery. No walk-in registrations will be accepted at the camp.

Girls in kindergarten – sixth grade are eligible to join.

Day camp programs include crafts, various aspects of theatre and a problem solving skills test, where the girls spend the week searching for clues and solving riddles.

Many family events are combined with the troop camp, including venues at Camp Timbercrest in Randolph and Camp Seven Hills in Holland.

FOR THE BIRDS — A Girl Scout shows off a bird feeder that she made, during the week at Sprague Brook Park.
Girls and their family members swim, boat, horseback ride and walk, together. These programs will be held on July 12 and 14.

For more information about how to sign up or how parents can register their future Girl Scouts, visit www.gswny.org. Inquiries can also be directed to Marlow at 1-888-837-6410 ext. 6024 or mary.marlow@gswny.org.
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