Kearney Girl Scouts receive a grant to benefit four campsites

Published: Sep. 17, 2020 at 5:15 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 18, 2020 at 8:20 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) -Three Girl Scouts from Kearney are working to make the world a better place by reducing waste.

The highest award a Girl Scout cadet can achieve, the Silver award, is just one of the many reasons why the girls are trying to make a difference. To become a Silver award member, scouts must be in at least sixth grade and are required to complete a Cadet Journey.

Cadet Journeys must consist of fifty or more hours toward any topic a Girl Scout feels passionate about. Three Kearney girls chose to focus their projects on the environment, as they wanted to educate others on how to make a sustainable difference.

Thanks to a $5,000 grant from Wells Fargo, they will be able to give four camps composting containers, bins, and educational materials. The four camps included are Lakeview Cabin (North Platte), Camp Crossed Arrows (Nickerson), Camp Cosmo (Grand Island), and Camp Maha (Papillion). In addition to the grant, they are searching for donations from local businesses to help achieve all of their goals for this project.

Along with composting, the girls also hope to build TerraCycle containers for each location that will dispose of non-recyclable products such as foil. Composting containers have already been ordered and should be seen on all campsites by the end of December. To receive the award, the project must be completed by the spring of 2021.

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