Construction Students Mentor Girl Scouts in Community-Building Project

Published 05.05.2011

Building Construction
Student News

Benjamin H. Clark supervises birdhouse construction Scouts proudly display their handiwork with Penn College student mentors (at rear, from left) Robert N. Aumiller, Frank D. Gianotti, Joseph F. Impriano and Benjamin H. Clark (Also participating, but not pictured, was Patrick R. Hitzelberg) Garret Graff offers inspiration  and a template for success Continuing a tradition of building positive relationships within the community, the Penn College Construction Association recently hosted a hands-on activity for two Girl Scout troops from the Jersey Shore area. Sixteen Scouts (a combination of Juniors and Brownies from Troops 262 and 61517) visited campus April 18. Each Scout constructed a birdhouse, which helped satisfy requirements for earning the Human and Habitat Echo Explorer patch. "Our students did a great job, as did our little builders," noted Garret Graff, assistant professor of building construction technology and adviser to PCCA. "It was evident that some had never held a hammer before, but, with much guidance from our students, they accomplished the task. Penn College should be very proud and is very fortunate to have such a great group of students who are willing to spend an evening helping little hands." Photos by Deb Miele, a Girl Scout troop leader