Scouts Promote Friendship

Six young ladies from Alameda Girl Scout Troop 33373 wanted to promote making new friends and stomping out bullying. So they took time from their vacations this summer to build and paint two “Friendship Buddy Benches,” which they finished just in time for the start of the new school year. The scouts, pictured above, left to right are Olivia Aney, Aja Brown, Jocelyn Brown, Alice Onderwater, Meadow Mihok and Jennifer Proffitt. They will donate one of the benches to the Kinder Yard at Otis Middle School and the other to St. Philip Neri’s Share-Care Yard.