Girl Scout Troop pitches in to improve park walking path

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    Members and leaders of Girl Scout Troop 43752 - with the assistance of two scouts from Cub Scout Pack 76 - pose along the portion of a new walking trail that they installed Saturday in Mountlake Terrace's Matt Hirvela Bicentennial Park. (Photo by Brandy LeBlanc)
    Members and leaders of Girl Scout Troop 43752 – with the assistance of two scouts from Cub Scout Pack 76 – pose along the portion of a new walking trail that they installed Saturday in Mountlake Terrace’s Matt Hirvela Bicentennial Park. (Photo by Brandy LeBlanc)

    Girls Scout Troop 43752 braved the Saturday rain and made their mark on a new walking path that will eventually snake through Matt Hirvela Bicentennial Park in Mountlake Terrace.

    The Mountlake Terrace troop, with the assistance of two members of Cub Scout Pack 76, worked for two-and-a-half hours Saturday laying down and spreading gravel on what had been an unfinished portion of the walking path in the east Mountlake Terrace park.

    The 10 cubic yards of gravel spread Saturday had been purchased with money raised by the troop selling Girl Scout cookies.

    The new pathway through the park had been started through the efforts of a previous scout-initiated project; the work done by Troop 43752 extended the path from where to prior project ended.

    “The long-term goal is to have a walking path around the whole park,” noted Brandy LeBlanc, who with Jennifer Jensen leads Troop 43752.

    “A special thank you to Ken Courtmanch, the superintendent of the parks department, for his strong support of community service with all scouts,” LeBlanc added.

    Matt Hirvela Bicentennial Park is located at 4105-222nd St. S.W. in Mountlake Terrace.

    — By Doug Petrowski

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