Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Vestavia Hills Girl Earns Bronze Award

Photo: Emily and her artwork.
Emily of Troop 451 decided to do an art project that she could donate to the children’s area of the new Vestavia Hills Library. She enlisted the help of her troop by taking pictures of businesses, schools and places in Vestavia Hills. She pasted all pictures to a canvas that she had painted beforehand. Emily also sought after donations to get the artwork framed and then donated to the new Vestavia Hills Library. Emily feels that her project creates awareness of her community, and will encourage other children to learn about the place they call home. She also found that while talking with people about her project, she learned valuable public speaking skills. 

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.