Robbinsville girl scouts keep streams clean

Girl Scout Brownie Troop 71146 of Robbinsville completed their “Wonders of Water” Journey project in April as they worked together to clean up the stream at the soccer fields off Gordon Road.  The troop started off their journey by making “water promises”, such as turning off the water as they brush their teeth, to raise their awareness of water conservation and to maintain clean water on earth.wnie Troop 71146 of Robbinsville completed their “Wonders of Water” Journey project in April as they worked together to clean up the stream at the soccer fields off Gordon Road.  The troop started off their journey by making “water promises”, such as turning off the water as they brush their teeth, to raise their awareness of water conservation and to maintain clean water on earth.

Members of the Peace Corps came to a troop meeting to speak about their experiences in Africa, specifically talking about the hard work that goes into finding clean water for everyday use.  The girls explored the effects of water pollution through hands on activities at their meetings.  Catherine Yi commented, “We demonstrated what will happen if you pollute water, it turned out to be really yucky.”

The troop brainstormed different ways that they could bring their message of clean water to the community.  The girls agreed to clean the streams by the soccer fields and were thrilled to hear that the township would provide signs to put up around the stream to relay their message!  They worked hard at home and together at their meetings to agree on a slogan and pictures for the signs.  Their signs read, “Work as a team to keep the stream clean.  That’s our goal!”  To complete the journey the troop, parents and their leaders (Lara Keller, Sandy Carduner and Jean Marie Alban) met together at the stream and collected 8 bags of trash.  Troop 71146 hopes that their signs remind the members of the community to work together to keep the stream clean every day!