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Stoughton Area
Community Foundation

Stoughton, WI 53589
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The Stoughton Area Resource Team, Inc. (START) provides a safety net for those in crisis. Recently, a 30-year old single father of two struggled to find work, to pay for daycare for his children and to secure a home; so much time was spent homeless and hopeless.

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FRoGSS- Friends of Great Scouts Stoughton

3188 Giehler

Phone: 608-438-4675
Contact Name: Britt Paquette-Fankhauser
Girl Scout Leader, no board position
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Grants Info
Bee Homes - Gold Award Sustainability - 2022 Amount Funded: $1,500.00
These funds will be used after the year 2023, we have all the tubes for filling the bee homes for next year and are hopeful that donations will start to come in after this year. This grant will help in the mean time to cover the gaps until we receive enough donations. There will be an article in the paper outlining the Gold Award, and its impact on the community. Sprouting Acres is involved in our farmers market and they have served many pizzas to this community. They have also started a summer camp that will learn from this project and the information will get out with the help of the QR code/pamphlet. Hopefully this will spread the word including the flowers she has added on the information to encourage people to grow a native pollinator garden.
This grant will help sustain the gold award that was made by Riana Paquette, Troop 2797. Only six percent of girls scouts achieve their gold award, hers was finished right when she left for college. She has given her project off to be sustained by others to educate and help rebuild the bee population. Habitat destruction and pesticides are the largest reason for the decline in population, so by building these homes she has given refuge to three types of hiveless bees. Riana herself did 80 hours of works and countless others have donated their time and services. The goals for this project are education, rebuilding bee population, and helping to sustain plants for years to come.