Girl Scouts Bring the Rainbow
June 30, 2011
Emily Kobayashi and Kelly Mayeda from Girl Scout Troop 61335 were on a mission to recycle and earn their Silver Award, but it’s what they recycled that is unique; crayons. Two hundred pounds of Crayola Crayons in the original 24 colors which they collected from April 2010 until January 2011. Then the task was to sort the crayons by color, peel the wrappers and melt them into molded shapes so they could be used by children all over again. The requirements to earn a Silver Award are that each girl contributes 50 hours to the project, 10 of which must be in a leadership role, after months of work both girls had far surpassed that requirement.
On June 29, 2011 Emily and Kelly presented Kim Prohaska of Rebekah Children’s Services with their completed project, over 100 sets of new recycled crayons to be distributed to children in need. Each set is packaged in its own bag with a card stating that they are recycled and hand molded by Emily and Kelly. Rebekah Children’s Services will use the crayons for art therapy and distribute to children receiving their services.