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.