6 Coral Springs Girl Scouts hold garage sale to pay for long-awaited trip to Georgia • Coral Springs Talk
By: Jen Russon
Girl Scouts who have been friends since Kindergarten are heading somewhere they’ve been interested in since joining Troop 10351, but they just need another fundraiser to send them in style.
On Saturday, the six ninth graders are hosting an 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. garage sale at 10114 NW 23 Court in Addison Estates to help fund an extensive route to Savannah, the birthplace of the Girl Scout organization.
Troop leader Tammy LaPorta said the girls have long been interested in touring founder Juliette Gordon Low’s home, but COVID has postponed the trip.
âThey saved their cookie money for at least two years to get to Georgia,â said La Porta, who added that they would stay there for five days.
The troop plan to board a train at Deerfield Beach, taking Amtrak to historic Savannah, dripping with Spanish moss and possibly high humidity as they go.
Since it’s June in the Deep South, LaPorta said they’ve decided to forgo camping and book a hotel instead. She added that the cost is quite reasonable considering they went through PB’NJ Tours.
âThis is a family owned business specializing in Girl Scout tours and meets us at Savannah station,â she said. “They’ll take us back to our hotel, take us everywhere, including Tybee Island – it will be a great trip.”
To date, the 10351 troop has already organized a fundraiser for Halloween, which was a colossal task. They expect their December garage sale to be easier, although it should contain a huge range of items, old and new.
Scout cookie orders can also be placed during the event for delivery in January 2022; these sales also help pay for their summer trip.
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Jen Russon has been a writer for Talk Media since 2018. She is also a novelist, writer and editor at Swallow Publishing, LLC.