2 Augusta Girl Scout leaders fired for fundraising for dog park

Posted Sept. 23, 2011, at 9:37 a.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Two Maine Girl Scout leaders have been fired for raising money for a community service project that made improvements to a dog park in Augusta.

The leaders of Augusta Troop 2901 solicited donations that totaled about $1,800 for the $2,300 project used to build a sign and make other improvements to the park.

The project turned out well and the money was spent for its intended purpose.

But Diane Lasher of the Girl Scouts of Maine said national and state policies prohibit scouts and their leaders from soliciting donations for projects.

The Kennebec Journal said the fired leaders and others involved in the project want to see that policy changed.

Marianne Sancouci, one of the fired scout leaders, said the girls worked hard and they’re upset.

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