By Nick Sestanovich
The beginning of a new school year can be difficult as some students may have trouble adjusting to a new classroom or school while others may be struggling socially.
Members of Vacaville Girl Scout Troop 20345 want to make sure no students feel lonely so, as a special project, they constructed a “buddy bench” at Markham Elementary School to help them make friends.
The troop, currently consisting of fifth and sixth-graders, began work on the project in January for their Bronze Award, the highest honor a Junior Girl Scout can receive. The project for this award must benefit the community and the members must put in at least 20 hours to bring it into fruition.