In October, 2018 Londonderry Township Girl Scouts, Andi Beideman and Hailey Hilton, along with their scout leader, Gwen Beideman, appeared before the Township Supervisors with an overview of a proposal to revitalize the old walking trail between Country Walk and New Daleville. This project is a portion of the Girl Scouts Silver Scouting Award. The proposed project would include trimming back the overgrowth from the bridge to the woods, adding wood chips and possibly displaying information sheets describing the flora of the area. Part of the Scouts’ responsibility was to obtain any private donations necessary to complete the project. The Board grated permission for the project and called for additional volunteers to assist with the labor and any additional materials.
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On Friday and Saturday, March 29th and 30th, the Scouts, Andi Beideman and Hailey Hilton, along with community volunteers tackled the project. Supervisor Richard Brown noted these woodlands have not been touched since the 1920s. Mark Mummert supplied the wood chips, but it soon became obvious that heavier equipment beyond wheel barrows would be helpful. One parent put a small tractor to work and Dick Brown maneuvered the Township’s Kabota among the trees to help with spreading the wood chips. It was hard work, but the result was amazing. The Township greatly appreciated the citizenship of the girls who created the project and all the volunteers who brought the project to fruition. Kudos to Andi, Hailey and Mrs. Beideman for their leadership.