There are six girls in the troop: Shannon Floody, Ryan Skoros, Megan Sohl,
Gabriela Cunha, Shannon Pepe and Kelly Trebendis, all age 10 and entering fifth grade at Parkway Elementary School.
Amanda Skoros has been
leading the group of girls since kindergarten. "They
have always done plenty of community service throughout East Meadow as
well as surrounding communities," she said. "This is their first major project."
The East Meadow scouts are building the garden to earn their Bronze
Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior (fourth and fifth grades)
Proceeds will go towards the purchasing of
flowers, plants, soil and other needed items. The troop is hoping to work with a local nursery to purchase the plants and flowers.Skoros said the girls chose to construct a rain garden because they wanted to "give
back to the community and at the same time beautify the community."
also wanted to leave something at Parkway to say 'thank you' for all
their years there," she said. "The girls are hoping EM residents will be able to
stop at Parkway and enjoy the beauty and quiet of the rain garden and
have it be a place where people can visit and enjoy."