Neither of the Scouts’ licensed bakers — Little Brownie Bakers and ABC Interbake — source their peanut butter from the supplier involved in the current peanut butter Salmonella warning.
Beginning March 6 through the end of the sale on March 29, Girl Scouts will set up cookie booths at local businesses and storefronts. Cookies are $4 per box.
Annual Big Strike Auction planned
The Verdugo Hills Council of the Boy Scouts of America has scheduled its annual Big Strike Auction major fundraiser for Saturday, April 4 at the Glendale Civic Auditorium. Big Strike co-chairs this year are Jenny Schwing of La Crescenta and Linda Fors of La Cañada. This year’s event theme is “Mining for Scouts” with decorations, music, dress and food reflecting a wild west mining party.
Tickets are $100 per person and are available by calling the Scout offices at (818) 243-6282.
Girl Scouts nearing project completion
The renovation of the Montrose Program Center — commonly known as the Scout House — is nearing completion. Local Girl Scout troop 9261 adopted the landscaping portion of the renovation, spearheading a fundraising drive as its Silver Award project.
During their research of the project the girls learned that natives are not all succulents and need to be planted in the fall after the first rain. They are also slow growers and don’t need or like lots of water once they are established usually two to three years. To date the troop has raised over $3,500 for the purchase of native plants and amendments. On Dec. 5, designated as Green Day, throughout the new Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles Council over 36 Girl Scouts from the Crescenta Valley, Glendale, Alhambra, Pasadena and Altadena areas met to plant 450 native species of plants. The girls’ goal of Troop 9261to was to create a learning and eco friendly habitat where native plants, birds, animals and insects can be enjoyed by all that use the beautiful facility.
The planting was supervised by landscape architects Anna Armstong and Richard Walker who also designed the project .