Brookfield Township Community Park has a trail in the woods, “but no one really notices the trail, because there are no signs to show you where to go or find the trail,” said Aeryn Berena, member of Girl Scout Troop 80010.
The troop, whose members are from Brookfield and Hubbard, wants to do something about that, and the township trustees agreed March 2 to allow them to put up signs on the trail.
“They will show you where to go,” Aeryn said. “The signs will always make your day, even when you’re sad.”
“We want the trails to be noticed,” said scout Bristal Schweiss. “We are going to help the trail by cleaning it and making it beautiful for the community to use.”
By completing the project, the scouts would earn the Bronze Award, which scout Kaylee Glover described as “the highest honor for Girl Scout juniors.”
The scouts said they wanted to complete the project by Memorial Day, although the timetable didn’t account for the park being closed after heightened concerns about the coronavirus. Trustee Dan Suttles said he would work with the troop in getting access to the park.
Kaylee’s dad, Matt Glover, complained about the condition of the trails, which he blamed on the company that logged the woods last year.
“I walked back and dragged a lot of that out, just to open some of that,” he said, but added, “It’s a mess back there. It’s truly a shame they can get away with something like that.”
Officials said they would look into the condition of the trail.