Monday, June 6, 2011

Book Drive Earns Oneonta Girl Scouts Bronze Award

Josie, Rachel, Jessie, Rebecca, Katherine, Julie, Jaden, Jasmine, Sydney and Audrey of Troop 483 from Oneonta received the Bronze Award for conducting a book drive through the H.U.G.S program at Blount County’s Children’s Advocacy Center. The program is geared towards child abuse prevention and preparing at-risk children for kindergarten as well as other pre-school development needs. Since Girl Scouts’ main focus was literacy, they decided to hold a book drive to collect reading material to donate to the Advocacy Center. They enjoyed the experience of helping the children so much, they have partnered with the Blount County Children’s Center as volunteers to assist with various needs and events. 

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.