Covington Girl Scouts seek additional labor for Take Action project
Family Day planned for June 10 at Camp Covington
Following some successful community fundraising, Covington Girl Scouts in Service Unit 380 are moving forward on their Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary Take Action project: building stairs down the bank of the Bogue Falaya River at Girl Scout Camp Covington. Additional labor is needed on Sunday, June 10, beginning at 8 a.m. until the project is complete.
“We’re holding a family day and general camp clean-up on June 10th, so even the littlest Girl Scout can be a part of this project,” said Debbie Melancon, administrator for the Covington service unit. “However, we are still in need of volunteers to assist with the construction of the stairs.”
Under the direction of Girl Scout dad Steve Rorex, stairs are being built down the steep river bank to allow for easier access to the shallow water for wading.
According to Melancon, the Lowe’s home improvement center in Covington agreed last week to supply materials for the stairs, thanks to their Heroes’ grant. This brought the amount raised through donor support, matched gifts from PepsiCo Foundation, and the two community fundraisers held earlier in the month at the three Wendy’s in Covington and Rainforest Car Wash to the $5,000 needed for the Take Action project.
The Covington Girl Scout volunteers are thrilled to see their project become a reality – especially before the Mandeville Girl Scouts hold their week-long day and twilight camps at Camp Covington June 18-22, and the Covington day camp planned for June 25-29.
“Girl Scouts have enjoyed playing in the river since the camp was built back in the 1920s,” said Melancon. “It feels good to know that our efforts will be of a lasting benefit to generations of Girl Scouts to come.”
To volunteer on June 10 or for additional information, please contact Melancon at 985-893-2133.
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