In April, Girl Scouts from River Valleys participated in the council-wide service learning project “Caps Off with Girl Scouts.” The project partnered Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys with AVEDA to collect plastic bottle caps that cannot be recycled in traditional plastic recycling methods. AVEDA gives a second life to the caps by making tops for future products. Troop 13739 collected more than 3,000 caps! Not only did the third grade girls collect these on an individual basis, they also partnered with their school and fellow students at Gleason Lake Elementary to raise awareness and participation in the program. The girls made posters to educate and promote the program at school as well as had announcements made during the lunch hour. Fellow students were encouraged to recycle the caps from their water bottles at lunchtime as well as collect caps at home and deposit them in the CAPS OFF buckets placed in the cafeteria and main lobby of the school.

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