gspicnic constLansing Girl Scouts showing the Board of Education how they constructed two new picnic tables that have been installed at the Middle School playground

Girl Scout Troop 40268 presented the Lansing Board of Education Monday with a presentation about picnic tables they built and donated to the Lansing Middle School. The tables were built by six girl scouts who attend Lansing Middle School. The project involved fund raising, learning woodworking skills, and preparing the presentation.

"We noticed the Middle School playground needed proper seating," the scouts said. "We learned how to use many different kinds of woodworking equipment."

The first table was funded by girl scout cookie sales, but the scouts loved building it so much that they asked the Lansing PTSO whether they could build a second table. The PTSO agreed and funded the second table.

"Of course the Middle School is completely appreciative," said Middle School Principal Christine Rebera. "Everyone has been excited in anticipating the picnic table. When we heard there was another one coming everyone was even more excited. People are using it, and it added a lot to our playground."

gspicnic girlscoutsGirl Scout Troop 40268 tells the school board about their experience building two picnic tables. Middle School Principal Christine Rebera (far right) watches.

"We really enjoyed building the picnic tables and we would like to say thank you," said a scout. "We want you to feel free to let us know if you need anything else. We would like to make the community a better place by doing (these) things.

"I find it cool that you're thanking us," said School Board President Christine Iacobucci. "Because you did something for us. It's us who should be thanking you."