Girl Scouts' work recognized by city

DOWNEY - Girl Scout Troop #324 was recognized by the City Council last week for their work on an anti-littering decal campaign done in conjunction with Keep Downey Beautiful.The troop has spent the last few months working on their Silver Award, the highest award that can be earned by a Cadette Girl Scout. It recognized efforts to better the community and the lives of others. In partnership with Keep Downey Beautiful, the troop launched an anti-littering decal campaign. The Girl Scouts visited nearly 600 businesses and retail stores in Downey to offer a window decal that said "Please Stop Littering - Keep Downey Beautiful." About 70 percent of the businesses accepted a decal. The City Council presented the Girl Scouts with a certificate of recognition last week. Members of Troop #324 who participated in the project are Kirsty Brito, Megan Collier, Marissa Santana and Bonnie Shilling. The troop is lead by Renee Santana and Noemi Brito. ********** Published: February 20, 2009 - Volume 7 - Issue 44