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Walnut Avenue Girl Scouts Improve the School with Letter Writing Campaign

Troop 40772 with members of the school board. Credits: Elayna Torsone

CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford Brownie Troop 40772, consisting of 2nd graders in Walnut Avenue School, mailed twelve letters to the school board to mention improvements that they felt were needed to their school as part of their Brownie Quest Journey.

They recently met with the superintendent and the board to talk about their letter campaign. Each girl scout was able to talk to the board about what was important to them.

“These girls now have the knowledge and power to influence and make changes to help others and we are going to take that forward,” Elayna Torsone, the troop’s media liaison, said. “They plan to spread their knowledge and ideas by visiting the classrooms of their fellow students to talk about ways they can all contribute to making their school a better place.”

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According to Torsone, a few of the items the girls talked about were fixed as a result of their meeting. The activity has taught girls they can impact their community with their words and actions, Torsone said.

“We are honored to have the Board take this time to help our girls achieve great things and strive towards helping others,” Torsone said. “These girls can do anything with the courage, character and confidence they have.”

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