Bainbridge Girl Scouts Clean Up Graffiti

By WBNG News

July 22, 2010 Updated Oct 12, 2009 at 12:36 AM EDT

When a local community was faced with graffiti on buildings, some girl scouts in town volunteered to clean it all up. Some handy Girl Scouts from Bainbridge took action against a graffiti problem in their area.

"For some reason there's a lot of graffiti in Bainbridge, and we're painting over it," says girl scout Naomi Anderson-Bell.

They're calling it "Girl Scouts Against Vandalism." Thirteen girls from seven local girl scout troops volunteered their time to brighten up their community.

"We are getting rid of this graffiti because people don't care about our community and are littering it with their graffiti," says girl scout Corrina Clapper.

These girls got out paint brushes and used walls across their town as a canvas.

They started at the Great American Grocery store, which provided paint and supplies, and then landed at the town water shed on Walnut Avenue.

Parents say they're thrilled their girls are involved. And unit coordinator Jessica Chambers says, "Hopefully it'll give them a little pride in their town and where they live, and hopefully it'll keep them from wanting to do this when they get older."

"It helps them to learn responsibilities and to commute with the community and you know, just help out," says Daniel Blackman of Bainbridge."

But for the girls, it's an even mix of helping out and having fun.

"I get to play with paint and just paint the wall over the graffiti," says girl scout Caiti Diamond.

One thing's for sure: the girls were happy to paint the day away and give their neighborhood a fresh, new look.

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