Girl Scouts repair nature trail behind school

Troop members clear weeds, reestablish path and build benches
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Junior Girl Scout Troop 2655 wanted the nature trail behind their school to look nice and well kept. So the girls spent about 15 hours fixing up the land behind Excelsior School on Eureka Road in Roseville, clearing weeds, reestablishing the path and — with the help of their parents — building benches in the gathering area. In addition to creating a beautiful space for other students and teachers, the Girl Scouts earned a Bronze Medal. The troop has been working on the award project all school year, but the actual trail work began last month and finished April 25. In honor of Dan Wick, an Excelsior School teacher who has battled cancer this year, the girls sewed “well-wishes flags,” based on the Tibetan prayer flags, during one of their troop meetings. Students later decorated the flags, which will be hung around the trail. A Boy Scout troop built the natural trail in 2003, but weeds overtook the area, covering the path, and the old benches fell apart. ~ Sena Christian