On Sunday, Girl Scout Troop 2168 will be holding a brunch at Starr Boggs in Westhampton Beach to not only raise funds for four Gold Award projects, but to also honor the owner of Lynn's Cards and Gifts, Lynn Jones.
"The girls have always wanted to do something special for Lynn," said 10-year troop leader Troi Kandler. "She has helped these girls since they were in the third grade."
Kandler said that now that the girls are Senior and Ambassadors scouts, they wanted to give something back to Jones for always donating balloons, construction paper and selling more Girl Scout cookies for the troop than the whole troop sells combined.
"She has always been there for us," said Kandler.
During the brunch, four of the girls in the troop, who appeared on the Around the Beach with Lisa Fox on Thursday night (Watch the video here.) will present their individual Gold Award projects.
The Gold Award is the highest award a scout can receive in Girl Scouting.
The following is a breakdown of the girls' projects.
Emily Beaver's project aims to provide food, clothing, shoes, coats and school supplies to Westhampton Beach Elementary School students who are in need. Her project includes creating a supply closed at the school where students can visit each Friday. She will use money that is raised from the brunch to help stock the closet. She also intends to run a collection drive for additional items.
Lauren Smith's project focuses on rebuilding the gardens at the Beach Methodist Church, where the girls hold their meetings. She has already started to refurbish the front garden and has constructed a compost heap. She intends to use the money raised at the brunch for sprinklers and a butterfly garden.
Stephanie Fitt's project will result in a mural of adoptable animals on a wall of the Southampton Animal Shelter. She will unveil the mural at an upcoming volunteer day, which she is planning. Fitt also plans to conduct a holiday collection drive for the animals in the shelter.
Carlie Kandler's project targets a poor primary school in the Bahamas. She is taking up a collection of school supplies and technology, including lap tops and projectors to ship to the school, called the Amy Roberts Primary School.
Tickets for Sunday's event are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Lynn's Cards and Gifts and Sydney's Taylor Made Cuisine. Donations can also be sent to Troop 2168 PO Box 658 Speonk NY 11972.
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