Thursday, June 2, 2011

Books on Tape Earn Girl Scouts of Troop 2280 Silver Award

Kyra Perkins (Hoover), Alyssa Barefield (Vestavia Hills), Morgan Freeman (Pinson) and Meghan Marks (Hoover) from Girl Scout Troop 2280 earned the Silver Award for their project to encourage reading to pre-school children at the Wee Care Academy in Birmingham. Most of the children that attend the Academy do not have parents to read to them every night so the girls made books on tape for the children to listen to at night. They read popular stories expressing animation and excitement to make the characters come to life. The girls enjoyed being able to give the children the chance to have a story read to them each night.

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