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Juliana Marino earns Girl Scout Silver Award

Juliana Marino, of Girl Scout Troop 2697 (based in Richboro), has earned her Silver Award.

The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can achieve. 

With Juliana’s organization, determination and dedication to improving the community, she created a Butterfly Garden at the Churchville Nature Center in Churchville. 

As part of the requirements to earn this award, Juliana led a team of helpers, under the direction of Mr. Bill Woodroffe, Naturalist and Land Manager. 

Juliana was able to clear a field, accept plant donations from local garden centers, build a garden border and plant the plants. 

Additionally, Juliana created butterfly bookmarks to raise money towards the purchase of plants and garden ornaments. 

She received cash donations from family and friends and with these she was able to create signs honoring the donators’ loved ones, and then placed these in front of the plants.

Aside from creating a place where the community can visit, learn, and experience the beauty of butterflies, butterflies provide food for birds, mammals and other insects, while also controlling pests and unwanted insects. 

This project completion would not have been possible without the help from Juliana’s team, which included her parents and her friends, Grace Klingenberg, Chaela Barnett and Emma Cardinale. 

With their assistance she was able to accomplish her goal. 

With the help from additional Churchville Nature Center volunteers, the Butterfly Garden will continue to thrive for many years to come. 

Juliana is currently attending Villa Joseph Marie High School as a freshman. Amongst other activities, Juliana is a member of the Villa Cheerleading Squad, is on the Villa Yearbook Committee, and is a member of the Villa International Club.

Juliana recently excelled to Senior Girl Scout. She will receive her Silver Award at a formal ceremony in January 2019.

PHOTO CAP: Juliana Marino at Churchville Nature Center