NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— The girls in third grade Brownie Girl Scout Troop 2853 in North Salem have been very active discovering their community over these past few years.  After learning about the community they live in, the girls wanted to come up with a way to give back.

“These girls love to read,” said troop leader Amy Golisano. “And they also enjoy doing all kinds of arts and craft projects.  So they decided it would be fun and exciting to read stories to younger children.”

Troop members held a Little Mermaid storytelling event at the Ruth M. Keeler Memorial Library on April 6.  Golisano said the girls worked together and helped plan the event, which included a craft, coloring pages, and a worksheet encouraging them to create their own mini story (very similar to Mad Libs) based on the books that were read to them.

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When they were finished with the activities planned for the day, and there wasn’t anything left to do, the scouts took the younger children back to the carpet to play games.

Said Golisano, “There were many laughs and giggles, and of course smiles on everyone’s faces. They were all having a blast.”

She said the best thing was the girls were able to give back to the community while at the same time having a wonderful time doing what they loved.