Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Troop 10150 in Madison County Earn Bronze Award

Jaynie and Katie of Troop 10150 loved to dance and wanted to use their skills and talents to make other people happy. The girls practiced tap, jazz, ballet and hip hop for several months and choreographed a dance. They wrote letters to the residents of senior citizens communities to let them know they would like to come and visit. The girls did their hair, makeup and even got new shoes so their performance would be very special for the seniors. The girls said the best thing about their project was to see the senior citizens smile.

As a person with asthma, Becca of Troop 10150 wanted to help others understand asthma and how to handle an emergency for someone with asthma. Becca created a power point entitled, “What is Asthma?” that explained how to spot warning signs of asthma, and how to help someone who is having an asthma attack. Her presentation included visual items such as inhalers, epi pens and nebulizers. The 25 girls and adults who attended participated in experiments on what it feels like to breathe normally and what it feels like to breathe with limited air in your lungs. She provided information on how to call 911 in an emergency. Becca says she learned a lot about public speaking, computers, asthma and organization by completing this project.

Emma from Troop 10150 decided to focus her project on gathering blankets for the homeless people in the area. She decided to hold an art show and charge an admission fee of blankets. Once the show was complete, the blankets were donated to the shelter. Emma loved the project and enjoyed the work. She said she realized that helping others isn’t hard and doing it can be fun.

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.