Annual Christmas event in Newport Harbor is service work for some troopers.Over the last year and a half, Delana Stoica has raised $280 selling Girl Scout cookies. It wasn't pocket money, though: She recently spent it to buy lights and wreaths to decorate a boat in this year's Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade.
Still, the 12-year-old Fullerton resident will get something out of the 97th annual event this month. She expects her work on Blacksilver, a 58-foot racing yacht owned by the Bob Koll Sailing Foundation, to earn her the Girl Scouts Silver Award. The Silver Award, which requires 40 hours of community service, is the highest honor given to Girl Scouts before the ninth grade.
In the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, starting Wednesday and continuing till next Sunday, three Fullerton Girl Scouts plan to earn their honors by working on Blacksilver: Delana by decorating the boat, 12-year-old Jasmine Ju by hosting a concessions stand on the dock, and 11-year-old Marina Thomas by assisting the other two girls.