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Published: Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 3:37 p.m. CDT
(Mark Busch - mbusch@shawmedia.com)
Scouts from Downers Grove, Woodridge and Darien are interviewed by reporter Nathan Lurz during their visit to the Suburban Life Media newsroom in Downers Grove Monday Nov. 11.

DOWNERS GROVE – The Suburban Life newsroom got a special group of visitors as two Girl Scout groups from Troops 50578 and 50527 and a lone Webelos scout from Den 11 came to see the different parts of a newspaper in action.

The scouts met a reporter, photographer and editor on their tour of the neswroom on Nov. 11. They visited so that they could get their Media Journey and Communications badges.

Though none said they had aspirations to get into the news business, the scouts from Lakeview Middle School and Prairie View Elementary School said they had read some news the last few days.

"I watched the weather this morning," said Girl Scout Erin Schoeberle. "I just glanced at it while eating my pancakes this morning."

The group wondered how reporters get to meet people at events, whether they get to meet famous people and how they got interested in journalism in the first place.

Some scouts said their favorite activities in the were the opportunities to help people less fortunate than themselves.

"I like going to Feed My Starving Children, where you go and make food for the less fortunate families," said Alex Mazzulo.

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