PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS — The fifth grade Mount Tabor School elementary students, the girls of Troop 95091 proposed and unanimously agreed to overhaul the playground ball field, last December. Grass had grown over the baselines and the girls felt that by improving the field it would add to the beauty of the school, enhance the experience of playing softball, baseball and kickball as well improve safety when running the bases.
The girls set to work, making a presentation to the school principal, Mrs. Toomey, and with the help of parents got permission from the Parsippany BOE to proceed. The troop is grateful for the help they received from the PTWLL (donating the much needed clay) and Tom Gaveglio and Bill Crane from the BOE Buildings and Grounds department, who helped to plan out the process.
p class=”p1″>The girl scouts, along with some help from their parents, spent many days and weekends raking out the clay, pulling weeds and planting new grass. The project was often delayed due to the excessive rain we had in the spring, but the girls persevered knowing that it would not be done in time for them to enjoy the results of their efforts. The troop finished this last Sunday, placing the bases down and a ribbon on the back fence, just in time for the first full week of school. The troop also received word that this field will now be added to the list of fields that the BOE regularly maintains in the spring, leaving a legacy behind and earning them the Girl Scout Bronze award.