Girl Scouts Renovate Restrooms To Earn Silver Award!

By: Kim Dunne, Media Manager

ribbon cuttingLily, Maria, Carly, Lauren, Cassady, and Allison from Girl Scout Troop 40086 in Lansing recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to show off the newly renovated restrooms at the Town of Lansing ball fields. Restrooms which they spearheaded the renovation on to earn the Girl Scout Silver Award!

The girls worked with the Town of Lansing Parks and Recreation staff, many local businesses, their families, and numerous community organizations and individuals such as Ithaca-Lansing Rotary Club, Lansing Community Council and the Lansing Lions Club.

The restrooms were originally constructed over 25 years ago. Renovations that the girls completed included: a paved walkway in front of the women’s side; new hand dryers, mirrors, and stalls that are accessible for people with physical challenges or who are in wheelchairs; improved lighting; interior paint; and they even added an outdoor drinking fountain. The girls also planted a memorial garden in front of the restrooms dedicated to the W. Cook family in memory of Carly’s grandparents – William and Williamina Cook who worked with youth and backed many youth programs locally and in Massachusetts.

The girls would like to thank everyone who supported them especially Patrick Tyrrell, Jon Howe and Steve Colt.

Are your girls working on earning their Bronze, Silver, or Gold Awards? Make sure you let us know about it! E-mail projects to and you might be featured in our blog!

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