Youth Garden Club

About this committee:

This committee offers services and knowledge to a youth group within the community.

Its goal is to promote interest in ecology, horticulture, and design while stimulating a lifetime involvement with nature.  Currently, members are teaming with Daisy/Brownie Troop #6142.

Youth Nature Activities with Scout Troop #6142, Fall 2023

The scouts in Troop #6142, under the leadership of PGC's Youth Garden Club Chair Deb Barhight, participated in the local Walnutport Canal Festival helping the community raise funds to help conservation efforts for the canal park. The troops made and sold various types of trail mix with our troop providing the S'mores flavor. It was a hit and we sold out!

The group has also been out in the community participating in the 110th Slatington Halloween parade featuring a fairy tale theme this year. They walked the four miles along with the "Old Woman in the Shoe" float.

The girls then spent some time outside at night during a meeting...using their night-time senses to note perceptions of Fall and then wrote some poetry to capture the impressions. The next activity was painting pumpkins to decorate their homes, with a culminating activity of learning to use pumpkins to make pumpkin roll.

This activity was followed by a 3 mile nature hike up the trail at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center one beautiful Fall afternoon. The girls collected a few items along the way and discovered art in nature. Finally they made ornaments with those items and hung them on the Girl Scout tree at the community holiday tree walk. 

Youth Sculpture Contest Winners! 

2nd Place Winner Lillianna Serfass, 1st Place Winner Casey Farkas, PGC Awards Chair and Past President Brenda Aubert, PGC Youth Garden Club Chair Debbie Barhight

"Keep Our Planet Green"

Winners were given awards at the June 12, 2023 PGC meeting. This contest encourages students to keep our planet green and to get involved with saving the environment. Students in grades 4 through 8 were eligible to create a sculpture of recyclable, reused, and reduced materials. Winners are Casey Farkas, Grade 6 - 2nd Place and Lillianna Serfass, Grade 8 - 1st Place.