Southern Essex County Girl Scouts traveled to Schenectady to see “Mary Poppins” at Proctor’s Theater. Pictured are MacKenzie Strum, Jordyn Borho, Adriana Borho, Jericca Harrington, Mykenzie Rich, Kirsten Strum, Becky Barber and Maria Cole.
Ticonderoga Southern Essex County Girl Scouts are currently working on a pair of projects for the 2012-13 girl scout year.
The first project is to help support healthy living for girls and women in our communities.
The girls have all been challenged to “fill a van” by Oct. 30 with health and beauty products. They have been asked to reach out to their families, friends and neighbors to collect as many health and beauty items as they can.
Toiletry items can be, but are not limited to, toothpaste, tooth brushes, dental floss, mouthwash, shampoo, conditioner, soap, hand wipes, deodorant, feminine products, hair brushes and combs.
All donated items will be distributed to agencies serving girls and women in the scout council jurisdiction, which goes from Albany to the Canadian border.
Items can be dropped off at Glens Falls National Bank in Ticonderoga and at Sassy and Classy Hair Salon in Ticonderoga. There will also be a drop box in the Port Henry/Moriah area.
Anyone interested in making a donation but can’t reach a drop off sites, can contact Christa Cole at 585-7791, Ann Arno at 942-7091, Frances Malaney at 585-3384, Melody Borho at 585-3384, Tracy Boucher at 546-4114 or a troop leader.
The second project is a year-long bottle and can collection.
“In an attempt to go green our area girls have been and will continue to collect water bottles and soda cans throughout the year,” said Debbie Barber, scout community chairwoman. “The purpose of this is to raise money for the community scholarship fund. The money raised will go towards any registered girl scout who graduates high school and is planning on pursuing her education beyond high school and who has meet the criteria for the scholarship. To leave your bottles and cans at the redemption center all you need to do is to let the redemption center know you are donating your bottles to the Southern Essex County Girl Scouts. If you know of a community leader, please feel free to contact them to make arrangements for pick up.”