As Grafton Girl Scouts work towards badge, they help other learn about endangered species

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(l to r) Emilia Mahoney, Lila Mahoney, Jordyn Carroll, Alessandra Freda, and Troop Leaders: Colleen Nash, Angela Hogue.

By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor

Grafton – On a beautiful, warm Saturday morning, members of Grafton Girl Scout Troop 30222 hosted a fair at the town’s common to share information about three local endangered species: honeybees, Monarch butterflies and indigenous turtles.

Through displays (including actual live specimens), crafts and other activities the girls shared their knowledge with people of all ages.

The troop is led by Colleen Nash and Angela Hogue, and includes 10 cadettes and one junior.
Working on the fair will help the girls fulfill the necessary requirements to earn a silver award , which is the highest honor a girl can receive at cadette level.

“The girls have worked very hard on this fair,” Nash said. “They were very excited to share with everyone what they have learned. They really wanted to show how important it is to save these three species.”

Representatives from the Mass Audubon Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center & Wildlife Sanctuary, Mass Audubon Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, Massachusetts Bee Keepers Association, Massachusetts Wildlife & Fisheries, and the Turtle Rescue League also participated will be on hand to answer questions and provide additional conservation information.

Boy Scout Troop 107, Girl Scout Troop 30261 and the Grafton Recreation Department also assisted with the fair along with parent volunteers.

Nora Wilson-Pratt with her mother, Dana.
(l to r) Deja Colon, Anna Rotti and Emily Gosson. with a display on bees.
Emma Prager and Lily Prager with a display on Monarch butterflies,