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Mars Girl Scout troop's butterfly garden nets state award

October 20, 2019 Digital Media Exclusive

Girl Scout Troop 28842 installed a new butterfly garden in the Adams Township Community Park this summer, a project that won the troop a Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors Youth Award for making valuable and lasting contributions' to a local community.

ADAMS TWP — A Girl Scout troop's effort to improve its community won the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors Youth Award which celebrates youth groups making lasting contributions to their communities.

This year, Girl Scout Troop 28842 of Mars — which includes 10 girls in sixth grade at Mars Centennial School — won the distinction for its butterfly garden in the Adams Township Community Park, 698 Valencia Road.

Troop members initially wanted to renovate an existing butterfly garden.

When they found out a right of way would go straight through the spot, they changed their plans. Fortunately, the new location is next to a nice patch of milkweed — food of the monarch butterfly.

The troop made the butterfly garden bigger and updated features such as fencing.

This is an excerpt from a story that appears in Monday's Butler Eagle.