Thursday, June 2, 2011

Marion County Girl Scouts Earn Silver Award

Guin Girl Scout Hannah Barrett Earns Silver Award

Hannah Barrett
of Girl Scout Troop 494 in Guin earned the Silver Award for her “Fans for the Fans of Jesus” project, developed to donate more fans to a small local country church for the summer. Although there were already a couple of fans in the church, Hannah decided to build more for the church members. After getting approval from church leaders, Hannah purchased supplies to produce a prototype. She then designed patterns along with scriptural verses and the church name to be displayed on the fans. Hannah is an example of the Girl Scout Law that states “I will try to be considerate and caring.” Hannah had a great learning experience while implementing this project and enjoyed giving back to her community.

Winfield Girl Scouts Justice Black Burn and Luzena Donell Earn Silver Award
Justice Blackburn from Girl Scout Troop 394 earned the Silver Award for using her creative talents to design T-shirts for her fellow members. She developed a variety of designs as well as use of colors that would be appropriate for members to wear to share their faith. Justice is a true example of the Girl Scout law that states “I will try to be friendly and helpful” for volunteering to assist her church members in this importance cause. Through this project, Justice was able to fulfill her true potential as a leader and give back to her community. 

Luzena Donell from Girl Scout Troop 494 earned the Silver Award for educating her local community regarding the many resources available through their library. Luzena realized that people are in need of help with their finances, employment and even child care. To implement this project, she purchased supplies along with a corkboard to post announcements of resources to alert others of how to acquire the help they need. Luzena developed her abilities of a leader by organizing all the valuable information into one location, making it more convenient for others to access it. Through this project, Luzena was able to give back to her community and establish a good rapport with them.

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.