Scouts Service Projects Serve Weaver Lake Elementary
Dec 26, 2017 05:13PM
● By Wendy Erlien
Maple Grove Middle School Girl Scouts designed and built a new lost and found container for Weaver Lake. (photo provided by Osseo Area Schools)
Weaver Lake Elementary: A Science, Math & Technology School recently received donations by local scouts hoping to make an impact in the community.
Former Weaver Lake Elementary student Joseph Holthaus (pictured left) earned Eagle Scout honors last spring by designing and creating iPad charging stations for the school. He built eight total - enough for each fourth and fifth grade classroom, according to Curriculum Coordinator Karla Juetten.
Also, earlier this fall, four Maple Grove Middle School Girl Scouts collaborated with Weaver Lake Elementary and district staff for a two-part Silver Award project.
“The girls identified a problem that focused on lost and found bins in the schools and donating unclaimed items to students and community members in need,” Weaver Lake’s Volunteer Coordinator and the girls’ troop leader said Jennifer Brandt said. "After visiting nine elementary schools, the Girls Scout [Emily Achenbach, Maddy Ahlquist, Katherine Brandt and Julia Graves] sorted through the lost and found items and donated them to the community closet in Osseo Area Schools as well as local community partner CEAP."
For the second part of the Silver Award project, the girl scouts designed and built a new lost and found container for Weaver Lake which includes four bins to hold items as well as hooks for coats, sweatshirts and other articles of clothing.
“It was rewarding to see students at Weaver Lake Elementary: A Science, Math & Technology School are benefiting from some recent donations by local scouts looking to make a difference in their community," Brandt said.