May 6, 2015 – Girl Scout Troop 51277 in Woodridge earned the Bronze Award, the highest award for Girl Scout Juniors, for their recent butterfly garden project at Village Greens of Woodridge.
The girl scouts spent several months researching various plants which attract and host a variety of butterfly species before they renovated an existing flower bed at Village Greens between the 2nd and 4th tee boxes on Sunday, April 12. The girls had plenty of help from their leaders and families in planting the garden which made the project run smoothly and made it fun. This project provided an opportunity for the girls to uphold the Girl Scout Law to “use resources wisely” and “make the world a better place.”
The planning of the garden was coordinated with Brandon Evans, General Manager at Village Greens, using guidelines from the golf course’s continuing objective to attain Audubon Certification. “We are extremely appreciative to the volunteers from Troop 51277 for their community service. The level of detail in planning and executing the project was exceptional, and the butterfly garden they created will be enjoyed by our golfers for years to come. More importantly, the garden will help to attract, feed, and shelter a number of native butterfly species and enhance the overall ecosystem of the golf course,” said Brandon.