Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Trussville Girl Scouts Earn Bronze and Silver Awards

A “Journey with Man’s Best Friend” Earns Trussville Girl Scouts Bronze Award

Kaleigh, Caitlin, Caroline, Hayley, Allie, Reagan, Abbey, Emma, Lauren, Chandler, Dianna, Alana and Chloe of Girl Scout Troop 795 in Trussville earned the Bronze Award for their “A Journey with Man’s Best Friend” project. The Girl Scouts contributed to their community by hosting an event to collect items such as food, leashes, toys and cleaning supplies to the Animal Shelter of Pell City. Although the Girl Scouts enjoyed working with the animals and the impact they had on the shelter, they realized the hard work associated with owning pet. Overall, the Girl Scouts felt that the project was a great learning experience for them and continue to volunteer at the shelter.

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.

Girl Scout Project, “Helping Olivia’s House” Earns Scout Silver Award

Ingrid from Girl Scout Troop 254 of Trussville, earned the Silver Award for her project, “Helping Olivia’s House.” Ingrid developed this project to support Olivia’s House, an organization that provides mothers who may have been imprisoned or suffer from drug abuse, a place to stay. She contacted the center director to create a list of items needed to be donated. She also organized a Christmas party for the mothers and their children at the center. Ingrid, along with her fellow troop members, gathered items needed to make cupcakes and even built picnic tables for the residents to have a place to sit outside. Ingrid enjoyed this project not only for helping the residents of Olivia’s House but also raising awareness of the organization so that others will know about the facility as well.

The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn. This award symbolizes a Girl Scout Cadette's accomplishments in Girl Scouting and community activities as she matures and works to better her life and the lives of others.