Daisy Troop 65517 planted a tree for the future
Daisy Troop 65517 with (left to right) TTE principal Michele Radke, and troop leaders Michelle McClarran and Sarah Boeke in front of the new crab apple tree the girls planted in an effort to do something nice for the school.
By Lynne Marsala Basche; photos courtesy of Anna Mallinson
The girls in Daisy Scout Troop 65517 knew they wanted to spend the money raised from their cookie sales to do something special for Timber Trail Elementary (TTE), and on May 5, they spent recess planting a crab apple tree at the school.
The Troop is made up of kindergarteners, including ten girls from TTE and one Buffalo Ridge Elementary student. The girls decided to plant a tree while they were still in kindergarten so that they could watch it grow as they got older. “Each girl has been speculating how tall the tree will be once they’re in fifth grade,” said co-leader Sarah Boeke.
Castle Pines Metro District Parks & Open Space Manager Craig Miller helped the girls select a tree, gave them a lesson on how to properly plant and care for it, and even helped Kendall McClarran dig the hole.
Castle Pines Metro District Parks & Open Space Manager Craig Miller was instrumental in helping Troop 65517 select the right tree for the chosen area. Miller also gave the girls a lesson on how to properly plant and care for a tree and even helped dig the hole.
“I love that our Daisy troop had the opportunity to contribute and be part of a meaningful experience,” said co-leader Michelle McClarran. “It was fun to see the girls gather around to help plant the tree as one small way to make our community more beautiful. I look forward to watching the girls and the tree grow bigger and stronger over the years.”