Hutchinson Girl Scouts Named National Champions

Hutchinson Girl Scout Troop Named National Champions

Three of the top five troops are from Kansas


WICHITA – Troop #50044 from Hutchinson, Kan., achieved the top spot and two additional Kansas troops rounded out the top five nationally, during the 2012 Great American Can Roundup Scout Council Challenge. The challenge is sponsored by the Can Manufacturers Institute, based in Washington, D.C.


Girl Scout troops from Hutchinson, Kan. took first and second place in the competition, which ended April 30. Top recycling Troop #50044 and second place winner Troop #50244, in partnership with Midwest Iron & Metal of Hutchinson, had cars, pick-up trucks and livestock trailers lined up along Main Street Hutchinson, waiting to recycle their aluminum cans with the Girl Scouts on the Saturday of Earth Week.

Troop #50270 from Pratt rounded out the top five in fifth place. Collectively, Girl Scout troops across Kansas collected 22,925 pounds of aluminum propelling Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland to the top recycling council across the nation.

“Congratulations to all of these troops for their amazing achievement and representing Kansas Girl Scouts so well,” said Shelly Prichard, Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland CEO. “They are dedicated girls and it is great to see their commitment to the recycling effort being recognized nationally. With continued support from partners like Midwest Iron & Metal of Hutchinson, Girl Scout programs can continue to grow and benefit our girls and communities.”

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