Growing a garden of kindness


Seaford Girl Scout Troop 3122, led by Tara Bowers, Michelle Kalischer, Kelley Wong and Lisa Lang-Gross, dedicated a special rock garden to the Seaford Public Library on Oct. 7.

“We are always looking for ways to make the world a better place,” Scout Leader Lisa Lang-Gross said. 

And that is exactly what they did.  

As a part of their scouting journey, the cadettes focused on relationships and friendships. Along the way, they completed activities related to first impressions and stereotypes, navigating friendships, qualities of a friend, trust, friendship obstacles and peer pressure, jealousy, cliques and conflicts, bullying and cyber-relationships.

The girls decided it would be a great idea to spread kindness through inspirational painted rocks. The garden displays over 50 stones painted with words of encouragement and kindness. 

“The Library is so pleased to host this wonderful rock garden where the fantastic creativity of these young women is on active display for the entire Seaford community,” said Seaford Library Board Trustee Peter Ruffner. “Our thanks to the Scouts for their colorful contribution to our back lawn.”

Residents in the community are welcome to take or leave a rock and continue to help foster the garden. Legislator Steve Rhoads, Library Director Frank Mckenna and other officials attended the ribbon cutting and celebration.