Originally posted by The Dickinson Press.
Girl Scout Troop 86710 might normally be seen with Thin Mints and Tagalongs in hand, but over the weekend they traded in their cookies for paint and power tools. The girls constructed a community library and kindness rock garden at Friendship Park.
While cookie sales are a major part of being a Girl Scout, this troop also enjoys taking time to give back to their community in other ways too. The group felt inspired to give back to the community and do something nice for the newly constructed Friendship Park, Troop Co-Leader Tiffany Ahmann said.
Ahmann, alongside Nicole Wald, leads a group of eight girls ranging from sixth to eighth grade who have been in Girl Scouts together since they were in kindergarten. Their endeavors are wholeheartedly supported by the community, with the American Legions of Dickinson and Belfield generously donating funds to the troop, enabling them to undertake meaningful projects.
“So they donated money to us and the girls decided that they would like to build a free library from that donation money to give back. Since Friendship Park was being built, I thought what better place... to build a little library so others could have books to read and share,” Ahmann said.