East Hampton High Schoolers Help Build Habitat for Humanity House

On a day trip spearheaded by East Hampton Girl Scout Troop 1768, high school students traveled to Bay Shore to help build a Habitat for Humanity house on Nov. 4.

The effort began in June, when the troop, all high school juniors, and their friends held a Cardboard Campout on the East Hampton High School lawn to raise money for Habitat for Humanity. On Nov. 4, they wielded saws and hammers as they helped a construction crew complete supports for the flooring system in the Bay Shore house.

In other troop news, one member, Naomi Blowe, was chosen as a delegate to represent Suffolk County at the Girl Scout National Convention in Columbus, Ohio, in early October. Naomi accompanied five other Suffolk Girl Scouts chosen from among the hundreds who applied. At the convention, the scouts heard from public figures including Chelsea Clinton and Barbara Pierce Bush, and attended breakout sessions with female leaders from U.S. government agencies including NASA and the Department of Homeland Security, and executives from companies including Facebook and Instagram.