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Girl Scouts, past and present, invited to etch names into ‘history’

— Sebring’s Girl Scouts Troop 773 invites all Girl Scouts and alumni July 3 to etch their names on a new sidewalk that is being rebuilt by the Girl Scout House in downtown Sebring on Eucalyptus Street.

The name etching will begin around 9:30-10 a.m.

The effort is part of a project Troop 773 Girl Scouts Mikyla Berish, Zoe Stanley, Casey Pollard and Torie Allen are doing for their Silver Award, which is open to Girl Scouts cadettes in sixth, seventh and eight grades.

The county, which maintains the property, decided it needed to rebuild the decrepit sidewalk by the Girl Scout House. There was a slight snag.

The sidewalk had names of Girl Scout members from 1947-48, said troop leader Danyle Berish.

The four Girl Scouts, in order to preserve the memory of those who etched their names, decided to track down the women and re-etch their names after the concrete was poured.

Berish said they’ve had good response.

The troop also has set up a Facebook page - Highlands 773 Silver Award - where the girls are posting their updates, along with pictures. They can also be emailed at girlscouttroop773@gmail.com

To complete the Silver Award project, the girls have to put in 52 hours of community service and each of the four have designated jobs to do. They are half way there, Berish said.

The girls are calling the newly built sidewalk the “Honor Sidewalk,” Berish said.

“Once completed we hopefully will have all the 1947/1948 names transferred, and allow current and past Girl Scouts to etch their name into history.”

They also will place a Girl Scout time capsule in the ground.