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Girl Scout Troop 62262 Harvest Pizza Party and Silver Awards

Madison Girl Scouts Earn Silver Award with Bauer Farm Organic Garden Project

Despite tornado warnings Girl Scout Troop 62262 met on Saturday at Bauer Farm for their Harvest Pizza Party.  The Educational Community Garden planned and designed by Bauer Educator Ellen Van Wees  was established and cultivated by the troop as their Silver Award Project.   Saturday’s celebration began with the harvest of the veggies and herbs planted this past Spring.  On tables set up adjacent to the garden, the girls chopped and diced tomatoes, eggplant, squash, onions, basil, oregano, broccoli and several varieties of peppers.  Dutch ovens were filled with pizza dough, tomato sauce, herbs, vegetables and lots of cheese.   Surrounded by hot coals, the pizzas were ready to eat in 20 minutes.  They were delicious, perhaps because of all the labor involved in their creation!

After clean up the girls walked to Bauer’s Classroom for their Silver Award Ceremony.  The classroom has been much improved by the addition of a striking wall mural painted by our troop with artist Patrick Ganino (Creative Evolution, Madison CT).  With parents looking on, the girls were awarded their Girl Scout Silver Award in a brief but lovely candle lighting ceremony.  As in all things girl scouts, delicious desserts followed.

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Beth Biegler Hines September 13, 2012 at 01:11 PM
I am so proud of this wonderful group of young ladies...this was a big project and they worked extremely hard. Many thanks to Mindy, Kathy and Val for outstanding leadership of Troop 62262!
Cathy Marsh September 13, 2012 at 08:17 PM
Congratulation to this group of Scouts! As a Past Scout leader, I recognize how tough it is to maintain the level of interest it takes -on both the part of the leaders and Scouts to get to the distinguished Silver and Gold levels!! Congrats to the Scouts and to their parents and to their Leaders!!!
Julie P. Ainsworth September 14, 2012 at 10:04 PM
Congratulations and thank you for your contributions to Bauer Park! The classroom mural, pond i.d. cards and farming project garden will be used by so many children. We appreciate all your hard work and dedication to these projects!
Melanie Rowland September 18, 2012 at 01:15 AM
Congrats to all the girls! I had a chance to have a personal tour of the garden this past summer and loved what I saw as I am an avid gardener myself. What a great project to learn from. Congratulations on your Silver Awards!!

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