Thursday, June 2, 2011

Educational Preparation for Children Earn Girl Scouts their Silver Award

Courtney Larkin, Makayla Archie, Meagan Howard of Birmingham, along with Taryn Sharpe of Adamsville, from Girl Scout Troop 528 received the Silver Award for their “Storyboard for Children” project. The girls wanted to prepare pre-school children for Kindergarten by helping them with their reading and counting skills through the use of stories. In addition, the girls wanted to draw public attention to their county’s education system. To implement their project, the girls met with a classroom instructor and even requested a follow-up to gauge whether or not their project made a difference. The girls enjoyed serving as role models for the children as well as being leaders of change.

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.