Girl Scouts give back

By Melanie Ruberti

May 6, 2014

Patients, staff, and visitors at the LaGrange Nursing and Rehabilitation Center have a new garden view, thanks to the girls of Junior Girl Scout Troop 10100.

This spring, 11 young ladies with Troop 10100 planned, created, and planted a garden for folks at the center.

According to troop leader, Tracy Eley, the girls researched the heartiness of different flowers and consulted with Woody’s Nursery in Buford. Once they choose the flowers and plants, they strategically designed the new garden.

Eley said to begin their project, the girls spent an afternoon at the LaGrange Nursing and Rehabilitation Center pulling weeds and removing overgrowth and debris from the old garden. With the help of the local Home Depot and Woody’s Nursery, Troop 10100 then planted new flowers and plants in its place. Eley said the garden will bloom at various times throughout the year, and also features a hummingbird wind chime, a butterfly decoration, and a new bench.

For their efforts, the girls with Junior Girl Scout Troop 10100 was presented with the Girl Scout Bronze award, the highest honor a junior Girl Scout can receive.