Girl Scouts of Western New York Go to Washington

September 27, 2013 Updated Mar 27, 2012 at 11:28 AM EDT

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Girl Scouts of Western New York Go to Washington

September 27, 2013 Updated Mar 27, 2012 at 11:28 AM EDT

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW release) -- In the wake of the 100th Year Anniversary, Girl Scouts of Western New York are making it "The Year of the Girl" and going right to the top.

After being touched by a letter sent by Fairport Girl Scout Troop 60325, First Lady Michelle Obama reached out to the Junior Level Troop (grades 4-5) of Girl Scouts and invited them to the annual White House Kitchen Garden Planting.
 
On Monday, First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed the troop, along with other school children from across the country to join her for the fourth annual White House Kitchen Garden spring planting. The Fairport Troop of nine, wrote letters to Mrs. Obama about healthy eating and getting active. They told Mrs. Obama that they were growing 100 tomato plants to give to people without access to fresh, healthy food.

One scout wrote: "First let me say that my Girl Scout Troop is veary (sic) excited to be wrighting (sic) to you. We are also going to plant seeds, and we were wondering if you could come and help us." They are planning to use the project to achieve their Bronze Award.

The letter written on February 1, stated that the girls planted 100 tomato plants to germinate and will re-pot them into patio containers transportable to Rochester inner city people who may not have access to gardens for healthy food.