Local Girl Scout Troops Install Book Exchange Boxes at Two Area Parks

By Rebekah Elixson

Take a look at the newest additions to the Raiford Park and the Lakeside Park in Lake Butler. FREE Book Exchange Stands!

The girls from Girl Scout Troops 1251 and 2429 collected books, designed, built and decorated these two Book Exchange stands as an additional element to their local park improvement efforts. This year will mark the 4th year they have done an annual Earth Day Clean Up the Parks Project. Every year since starting, they have expanded on this wonderful project.

The Book Exchanges are a neat way to share and exchange books. Individuals can borrow a book to read from the Book Exchanges, and/ or add a book to them to share with others.


Brianna Elixson working on the Book Exchange box


Peyon McRannolds and Mikayla Perron putting books into the Raiford Town Park Book Exchange


Brianna Elixson, Peyton McRannolds, Sophia Elixson and Mikayla Perron showing off the Book Exchange at the Raiford Town Park


Mikayla Perron, Brianna Elixson, Peyton McRannolds, Sophia Elixson showing off the Book Exchange at Lakeside Park


Girl Scout Dad, Darreb Elixson, teaching the girls about different woodworking tools. Girls pictured L-R: Peyton McRannolds, Hayleigh Andrews, Elauna Roberts, Sophia Elixson and Melanie Elixson


A Book Exchange Box painted and ready


Melanie Elixson sanding the stand to prep for painting