The North End Daisy Troop spent a fun afternoon at Christopher Columbus Park learning about the park and its plants from Meredith Piscitelli of the Horticulture Committee at Friends of Christopher Columbus Park.
Mrs. P. met the girls at the tot lot tables in the park after school for a snack. After the Girl Scout oath, Mrs. P. gave them a short history of the park including the story of the Thirsty Dragon (see below) and how they keep him from ruining the center bed on his way to the fountain. At the Rose Garden, the girls learned about the different type of roses and each took a turn with a rake so the dragon cannot come through. Plenty of time was spent under the trellis learning about the wisteria vines and the new lighting. Some of the girls were so exuberant they started climbing.
Troop leaders, Sarah Fullerton and Melanie Crocini started the Daisy Troop of 5 and 6 year olds just recently and already have 16 girls (and a waiting list). Eventually, the group could become the Brownies and then a full Girl Scout group.
The girls voted to give the $75 they earned this past year selling Girl Scout cookies to the FOCCP Horticulture Committee. FOCCP will be using it to buy Montauk daisy plants for under the bulletin board and in the Crescent Garden.