Troop 706 Assists Union Station

La Canada Flintridge Outlook

It was “Lights, Camera, Carnivale!” for more than 30 residents at Union Station’s Family Center recently. To finish the requirements for their Bronze Award, the nine fifth-graders of La Canada Girl Scout Troop 706 held a spring festival and Italian dinner for their guests.

The girls spent many hours planning this event. They voted on a theme, decided what game booths to have, organized the games, collected prizes for the games, and made up rules for the games. They also determined the menu, made the shopping list, and went shopping for the ingredients.

Residents, ranging in age from 1 year to adult, enjoyed tossing socks into a laundry basket, throwing whiffle balls at stacks of soda cans, tossing hula hoops over sticks, creating goofy crafts, shooting basketballs, and the old-fashioned favorite-tossing the fishing line over at the “Gone Fishing” booth. After feasting on pizza, pasta, salad and indulging at the ice cream sundae bar, everyone went outside for a rousing game of limbo.

As part of the Bronze Award, the girls of Troop 706 studied about world hunger as well as homelessness in our own country. They completed work on the World Neighbors badge, the Lead On badge and earned the Sign of the Rainbow. As a follow-up, the girls voted to spend some of the money they earned selling cookies to purchase a much-needed scooter for the preschoolers at the center. The girls also donated many boxes of Girl Scout cookies to Union Station Family Center.

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