Brownie Girl Scout fighting back against SWLA litter problem

Updated: Jan. 16, 2019 at 8:01 PM CST
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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Two people are facing charges for intentional littering this week. While the fines range anywhere from $75 to $2,500, that doesn’t stop people from committing the crime.

“Piper is very outgoing, she is one of those go-getters,” Troop Leader Terri Cloyd said.

She may be small, but she is looking to make a big difference.

“People can see it when they are coming in, and when they are exiting,” Brownie Scout Piper Fusilier said. “So, when they are exiting, they are like, ‘whew I don’t have to look at that trash anymore.’”

Nine-year-old Fusilier is a part of Southwest Louisiana Girl Scout Troop 1070.

“We work on different patches to help the world and stuff,” Fusilier said.

As a Brownie Scout, she is required to do a “take action” project within the community. So, she decided to tackle the littering problem around the city.

“Every single day when we are driving around, we always see the trash and, like, that’s just disturbing,” Fusilier said.

The first to start working on the project, Cloyd says she is really impressed with Piper’s enthusiasm to the projects.

"It’s very refreshing to see a girl that wants to make a difference in the world," Cloyd said.

She says Piper continues to make the troop proud.

“She’s constantly wanting to teach the younger scouts. She wants to be around and be involved in everything that we do,” Cloyd said.

Once she picks up trash in the community, Fusilier takes it home to dispose of properly. However, she has some other interesting plans as well.

“We were gonna previously send it to the mayor, so that he could put dumpsters here so that the people can throw away their trash,” Fusilier said.

When it comes to improving the community, Piper says she is far from done.

“We were thinking about making packages for the homeless and with, like, feminine products,” Fusilier said.

She’s striving to be the Brownie Scout that keeps giving back.

SWLA residents are able to adopt-a-road in Calcasieu Parish, for information on how to get involved, visit their website.

If you see someone littering in Calcasieu Parish, you can take down their license plate and report them by calling 493-5487.

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