Milton’s Better Together resident volunteer group recently pitched in to help local Girl Scouts paint and repair a 500-foot steel fence at Cogburn Woods Elementary School – the troop’s summer service project. They were joined by the Young Men’s Service League (YMSL), Milton chapter, and Cub Scout Pack 1459.
“This was a golden opportunity to teach the girls the value of planning, organization and hard work,” said Colleen Jones, who leads Troop 3027. “And we greatly appreciate the support we received when we reached out to the other groups.”
The Girl Scouts began work in April, and by the end of May had reached out to Better Together, YMSL and the Cub Scouts. By splitting the fence up into sections, the huge job soon became manageable. With everyone’s help, the fence was spruced up in just two weeks.
“When we first started the project, we didn’t think it would blossom into so much more,” said Caroline Tobin, a rising 6th grader and Girl Scout.
To celebrate a job well done, the Girl Scouts hosted an ice cream social for everyone who worked on the project.