W-M girl scouts give back to community

With a gray and cold morning, the looming weather did not stop the Watertown-Mayer Girl Scouts on Saturday, Oct. 13.

The scouts had 53 girls and 33 adults to rake two Watertown Parks and six elderly residents who needed help in raking their leaves.  The scouts also distributed over 150 door hangers to local residents to learn about water quality.  Watertown Mayer Girls Scouts collected 186 bags of leaves from these areas and put in the Watertown compost site.

Before this day happened, the Girl Scout River Valley Council helped the girls to learn about water quality and the importance of cleaning up leaves to help with the lakes and rivers. Crystal Paumen from the City of Watertown talked to the Watertown-Mayer Girl Scouts on the day of this event.  She talked about our local river and lakes and how the girl scouts are going to have a positive effect on our environment by just helping raking leaves.