Girl Scouts dedicate benches made out of plastic

A group of girl scouts are choosing to recycle in a way that gives back to the earth and community.

Posted: Jun 29, 2019 9:05 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)— A Girl Scout Troop from the Tippecanoe School Corporation collected 1500 lbs of caps and lids.

Those lids were made into five 6 foot benches.

With the help of a company called Greentree Plastics in Evansville, IN, the troop was able to place three benches in the community.

The girl's first stop was at 21 Petals. A flower farm in Lafayette where people can pick beautiful flowers. The name, 21 petals,  comes from owner Foxx Goetz who has three copies of, resulting in Down Syndrome. 

His mother Stefani Goetz said being chosen to receive a bench from the Girls Scouts means they are fulfilling their promise. Which is to add beauty to the world and spread joy. 

"We think it's really special that people in our community are celebrating with us by finding ways to make our place even better for the community to enjoy."

Girl scouts Kay and Maggie said this is a great way to give back to the community.

"We love our community," said Kay Baker. "I was born into this community so I've always loved it here. And I think it's more important to give back than to take all you want from it."

The girls also dedicated benches to Mintonye Elementary School and West Point Cadet Park.

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