Girl Scouts think ahead with worm project

December 23, 2013
  • Members of Troop 1756 in Huntington Beach revisit the Worm Composting site from their Girl Scout Bronze Award, which second-graders at Smith Elementary School are continuing to maintain as they learn about the importance of reducing food waste.
Members of Troop 1756 in Huntington Beach revisit the… (Girl Scouts of Orange…)

Fourteen Girl Scouts from Troop 1756 in Huntington Beach revisited their Girl Scout Bronze Award-winning project at Smith Elementary and Dwyer Middle schools.

The award is the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior — fourth- and fifth-graders — can achieve.

Their "take action" project was the introduction of vermi-composting to the schools. The girls wanted to reduce food waste at the schools and found worm composting would accomplish that goal and was sustainable, according to a news release.

The girls worked with sponsor Enrecos, school principals and teachers to create the site and a training program for future students.

When the troop revisited the sites they found that current second-graders are continuing the project.

—Alicia Lopez

Twitter: @ALopezCityEd

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