Monday, June 20, 2011

Madison County Girl Scouts Earn Bronze Award

Pictured: Members of Troop 10669 with their Book
Bundle: Nicole, Katelyn, Laura, Katy, Annie,
Erin Ledet [Director of YMCA Downtown Childcare services],
Caitlyn, Kiana
Catherine of Troop 10476 saw that her school was lacking in first aid supplies due to budget cuts. Catherine decided to collect necessary first aid items for her school. She made donation boxes and put them out at churches, the library and her local Girl Scout Service Center. Catherine saw this important need and truly wanted to help. Catherine learned that she can do anything when she puts her mind to it and stays focused.

Amanda, Alison, Betty, Elizabeth and Mary Faye of Troop 11283 planned and organized a Fall Craft Day event held at Hazel Green United Methodist Church. Girls who attended got to make bracelets, a picture frame and designed a pumpkin. There were games, and sugar cookies that the girls baked themselves. The girls learned to explore their creativity and learned cooking skills, and also taught others about cooperation and good manners while playing games.

Katelyn, Kiana, Annie, Katy, Nicole, Caitlyn and Laura of Troop 10669 worked to collect books, toys, board games, action figures and dress-up clothes to donate to the YMCA and Richard Showers Recreation Center to help children. The girls each took on different roles including: project manager, collector, contractor, sorter, cleaner, deliverer and event planner to help make this a well-planned, well-executed project.

The Girl Scout Bronze Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Junior can earn. This award recognizes that a Girl Scout Junior has gained the leadership and planning skills required to follow through with a project that makes a positive difference in her community.