Fourteen pounds of crayons. That is the amount the Princeton-Illinois Chapter collected in four months to help Princeton Girl Scout Troop #1652. The project involving the Scouts, called the Crayon Initiative, is supported by the Crayola Company and is beneficial in several ways. Broken and unwanted crayons that do not compost or break down over time and would otherwise end up in a landfill are returned to Crayola. They are then processed into new crayons and given to pediatric hospitals. The Girl Scouts are continuing the Crayon Initiative while our members have cleaned out old coffee cans and broken crayons from their shelves.
The Princeton-Illinois Chapter has included Uncle Sam in many of our events. Much like Flat Stanley (1964 children's book written by Jeff Brown), Uncle Sam has traveled to many places. We hope you enjoy his adventures as much as we did.