Three Delaware Valley Girl Scouts earn Silver Awards

MILFORD. Scouts from Troop 52744 recently made tic-tac-toe boards for Country Ark Farm in Milford.

07 Oct 2019 | 05:26

Three Delaware Valley Girl Scouts from Troop 52744 worked together to complete their Silver Award project on Sunday, Sept. 29th.

The Silver Award is the highest achievement a Girl Scout can earn as a cadette.

Gianna Balu, Alexandra Felso and Elizabeth Griffin together donated 50 hours for brainstorming, collecting donations, building and, finally, presenting their life size tic-tac-toe boards to Country Ark Farm in Milford. The three girls decided to make these boards to donate to Country Ark Farm for their campers to use in their playground area.

The girls received tree trunks from Blue Ridge Tree Removal. Stain and materials came from Flair Hardware. Patriot Arms & Munitions donated 3D-printed farm animal game pieces.

Country Ark Farm is a recreational, pet and art therapy experience for mentally, emotionally and physically challenged children and adults. Donations help the farm and its campers, which is why the girls felt strongly about choosing Country Ark Farm as their project.

The tic-tac-toe boards are built like tables, and the game pieces are as large as a hand. This allows children and adults to play together, stand at the game board and learn the rules of the game. It also teaches sportsmanship. The pieces are chickens and turtles in keeping with the girls’ decision to stay with the farm theme.

Owners of the farm, Donna and Mike Ciancitto, expressed their happiness to receive this donation from the Girl Scouts during a Sept. 29 dedication ceremony. They now have two new tic-tac-toe boards for their campers.

The children plan to complete their community service during the spring.