Grand County High School sophomore and Senior Girl Scout Kaylan Young, fourth from left, presents Troop #2222 with Bronze Awards. Taylor Denton (left), Molly Knowles, Nova Hill, Maggie Rutherford and Tanyon Griffith are also pictured. [Photo courtesy of Michele Hill]

Girl Scouts around the state recently honored local Senior Girl Scout Kaylan Young for her community service work. During the group’s Council Award ceremony in Salt Lake City last October, Kaylan received the Silver Award for packaging supplies to American troops in Afghanistan.

Kaylan said she was inspired by the many projects at the ceremony; she is now beginning plans to complete the steps for the Girl Scout Gold Award.

While she was at the ceremony, Kaylan accepted Bronze pins for Troop #2222. She later met with the troop, and after a presentation about her own award project, she called the girls up to receive their awards.

Troop #2222 recently completed an Agent of Change journey to discover the benefits of teamwork. The troop then planted a food garden at the Girl Scouts’ local meeting house to provide healthy snacks and to reduce refuse from packaged snacks.

Kara Dohrenwend of Wildland Scapes met with the girls to discuss pruning and provided plants and advice. Patty Larson of the Moab Garden Club loaned a form to make seed-start cups out of degradable newspaper. Kim Breitenbach stood in as one team of girls met with Moab City Facilities Supervisor Chace Gholson during the initial phase of planning the drip system.

Gholson supervised and mentored scouts laying the drip to water plants. A delegation of teams was also able to participate in the Youth Garden Project’s seed swap and plant sale.