Friday, August 12, 2011

Troop 199 Earns Bronze Award

Troop 199 members Dylan, Grayson, Gabrielle, Katharine, Neha, Claire and Carlie of Riverchase Elementary School and Jackie of Evangel Classical School recently received their Girl Scout Bronze Award for creating a Reading Corner for Jessie’s Place in downtown Birmingham. The girls collected over 500 gently used books from students at Riverchase Elementary School and purchased a rug and some bean bag chairs to brighten up the space. The girls also participated in a babysitting/CPR class at the Red Cross. The girls learned how to perform CPR on infants, children and adults. They also learned how to care for smaller children. Each girl received a CD with information about how to create a business flyer and how to budget monies earned from babysitting.
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.