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Fun in the sun

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Dear Editor:We are Basalt Girl Scout Troop #265. We have just returned from a fabulous trip to Florida and would like to share some of our experiences with you and thank this wonderful community for its support.Our trip began by spending some time with another Girl Scout troop in Fort Lauderdale. They showed us the sights of Fort Lauderdale and treated us to a BBQ at the leader’s house.Then we were off to Key Largo to spend five awesome days at Marinelab, diving and snorkeling. We participated in reef fish counts for the Reef Environmental Education Foundation, studied reef restoration, habitats of the Keys, advanced mangrove ecology, visited the world’s only underwater hotel (where we watched the movies “The Abyss” and “Sphere”), visited an underwater laboratory and finished our week diving to the World War II wreck, the Benwood.Without the support of many people, we would not have achieved this goal. We would like to thank all the people who bought cookies from us, had their car washed, played our games at Basalt River Days, bought chairlift chairs at the 2002 chairlift sale, and the generous grants we received from the American Legion #194 and the Clay Crossland Foundation. We appreciate your support.Look for the upcoming Chairlift Chair Sale on July 3 at Buttermilk. Our next goal is to go to the Girl Scout Center in London in 2006 to learn about Europe and do a community service project there!Girl Scout Troop #265Girl Scouts of Chipeta CouncilD.D. Gerdin, leader

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