Adding education to benefit the community

Morgan Allen, a Girl Scout from Johnstown, enhanced the educational experience at a local, public park as part of her Girl Scout Silver Award. She designed, built, and installed 12 tree identification markers. The markers included facts about the specific species of tree and photos of the tree, its leaves, seeds, flowers, nuts, and bark.

“I learned that I am way more confident than I thought I was.”

Morgan Allen, Silver Award Girl Scout

The park is often used by school groups and families, and Morgan had determined that a formal educational component could be beneficial to all who visit the park. As a celebration of the completed markers, Morgan rounded out her project by leading a summer tree identification hike for community members.

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