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Koele finishes Girl Scout project

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PRESCOTT--Elissa Koele, Prescott Girl Scout Troop 50085, completed her Girl Scout Gold Award project Sept. 18, the highest award in the Girl Scout program.

It has to be 80 hours of time planning and carrying out a community project. It is done after earning the Bronze and Silver Awards in the program.

Her project was "Girls in the Garden," held at the Prescott community garden "Borner Farm Project." At her event, she had stations in which the girls learned about apple farming, composting, box ovens, organic local food and hands-on harvesting. Along with those stations, she had craft stations where the girls made things with nature; to show them how nature can be fun, they made things like twig creatures, tic tac toe, rock pets, bandana painting, burro meter and leaf prints. She also had the girls bring food shelf donations and they ended up with four full boxes, six bags and $20 cash for the local food shelf.