Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Troop 234 Earns Bronze for Teaching Horticulture Classes

Troop 234 members Shelley, Crystin, Hannah, Ariel, Mia from Leeds Middle School and Perry and Kaleigh, both homeschooled, recently earned the Girl Scout Bronze Award. The girls planted an educational garden for the Robert R. Moton Community Center, an organization that hosts a free summer camp for low-income and at-risk youth. The girls held classes to teach the children about plants and gardening. The girls used a hands-on approach, and camp attendees were able to plant beans, go on a scavenger hunt and dissect a pansy. The Community Center will continue the project next summer.

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.