Irving, TEXAS)— March 12 marked the 110th anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scouts of America[RB1] , and the organization celebrated this occasion by engaging scouts in service projects across the country.Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) was chosen as one of the community partners to host an event, which was a cleanup of the area near the Rock Island Road Bike and Pedestrian Trail. KIB worked with the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, who recruited volunteers from troops throughout the council.
On Saturday morning, March 12, the girls, along with parents and siblings, met at the KIB officeto sign in, receive safety instructionsand then set out on their mission toremove litter that had settled along the tree line near the trail.
There were 22 youth and 20 adult volunteers representing troops from Dallas, Frisco, Coppell, and Argyle.
During their126 hours of service, theycollected 105 pounds of trash and recyclable materials.
“We have a long history of partnering with Irving Girl Scout troops,” said KIB staff member Julie Schmitt. “Today we had the pleasure of welcoming scouts from outside of Irvingto our city, and we really appreciate their help.They were an enthusiastic group who worked hard and made a noticeable difference. Several people using the trail stopped to thank them for what they were doing.”
Keep Irving Beautiful is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the community about litter abatement, recycling, and beautification to help preserve the health and promote the social and economic prosperity of the city. As an award-winning affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and Keep Texas Beautiful, Keep Irving Beautiful reaches out to all sectors of the community, including government, businesses, churches, as well as cultural, educational, neighborhood and civic organizations. For more information on volunteering with KIB or making an activity a “green event,” visit CityofIrving.org/KIB or call (972) 721-2175.
SOURCE: Keep Irving Beautiful
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