Girl Scout Troop 80856 will be helping South County Community Services renovate their food pantry and give it a bit of redecorating over the summer. The plan is to paint the room and possibly some of the cupboard ends.
Then, they will sew and hang curtains over the open bins on the back wall. Finally, they expect to line the shelves with contact paper along with a color coded tape or paint for each food type. That way pantry shoppers will be able to find the food categories they need.
The Scouts have already delivered a donated cushion for the spot where clients will fill out necessary paperwork. They hope to finish the whole project by the fall.
Scouts will earn their Silver award through this project. Each girl has to complete 50 hours of work beginning with finding a need in the community, planning, budgeting, etc. and finishing the project.
The Silver award is the second highest award in Girl Scouting, second only to the Gold award which they can earn when they move up to Seniors/Ambassadors. They are Cadette level scouts right now, ages 12 to 14.