The Plympton Girl Scouts combined Brownies and Daisies took over the care and planting of the Plympton community gardens last spring. The gardens are made up of varying perennials such as several types of Daylilies, Bee Balm, Fringed Loosetrife, Dense Blazing Star, and Rose Campion. The troop received donations of annuals to mix in for color and texture from John and Sue DeLuca who own and operate DeLuca Greenhouse in Plympton. They also received compost and expert advice from Vicki Alberti of Schoolhouse Farm in Plympton. This year the girls dedicated a whole bed to several varieties of sunflowers that were purchased from Maeve Kinsman, a Dennett Elementary student, who is fundraising to support Ukraine. She has a Facebook Page, Seeds for Democracy.
There are almost 30 girls in the combined Daisy and Brownie troop. They have created a troop sign up genius where each family chooses a few days to water and weed the gardens over the summer. They will be receiving a community garden badge for their efforts.
Scouting has offered these girls many fun and rewarding opportunities. Recently they helped build the Girl Scouts Bridge to Tomorrow float for the Memorial Day Parade!
Daisy troop leaders are Tara Lorenz and Samantha Hickey. Brownie troop leaders are Jill Medas and Heather Sanda.