A Greeley teen has achieved the highest award in Girl Scouts by completing a special project for her community.
MacKenzie Schmitz established a butterfly garden at Greeley’s famous memorial statue, Pete the Horse. The Girl Scouts say she recognized the need for a landmark in her city to be cleaned up and decided to make it the goal of her Gold Award.
The butterfly garden was planted in connection to the Mayors for Monarchs program, a project organized by the National Wildlife Federation.
Because of MacKenzie recognizing a need in her hometown, the Greeley community has been inspired to revitalize other areas, including the welcome sign to the city, more improvements to the park and possibly a new compost site.
The project earned MacKenzie the Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouts.
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