Girl Scouts donate money to museum

A Central Point Girl Scout troop will help the Jacksonville Children's Museum become greener, by donating money raised through cookie sales.

Girl Scout Troop 32075, which consists of girls ages 5 to 7, has donated $250 to the museum, which will help the Southern Oregon Historical Society purchase LED-technology light bulbs that use one-ninth of the power of incandescent bulbs.

The lighting-conversion project in both the Children's and Jacksonville Museums is the first phase of a project to reduce energy consumption and cut the cost of operating the six county-owned buildings SOHS manages as historic properties, according to interim executive director Terrie Martin. The Historical Society is a community-supported nonprofit that receives no county funding for the operation and maintenance of the buildings.

The Energy Trust of Oregon also will provide a 35 percent cost-share for the project, which includes digital timers to turn exhibit lighting on and off to coincide with museum operating hours.

Girl Scout co-leaders Carrie Reed and Katie Sellers presented the $250 check to SOHS Thursday, during the troop's last meeting before summer vacation.

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