Coming Up Daisies: La Jolla Girl Scout troop collects 200 books for school in the Philippines


Daisy Girl Scout Troop 4376, with nine girls at La Jolla Elementary School and one at Bird Rock Elementary School, ran a book drive in their first-grade classrooms at both schools the week of March 16-20. More than 200 books were collected and will be sent to Payatas B Annex Elementary School in the Philippines.

The Payatas school is located near the Payatas dumpsite in metro Manila and has an enrollment of 230 first-grade students. The book drive is part of an ongoing effort to collect books for schools in need, and toys and clothes are also being accepted. The Daisy Girl Scout Troop will earn a petal (Daisy’s answer to a merit badge) for their efforts. Those who wish to donate may contact Prudence Gaspar at (858) 352-9733 or