Thursday, February 9, 2012

Troop 10028 Earns Bronze Award

Recently Troop 10028 from Academy of Academics and Arts in Huntsville earned their Girl Scout Bronze Awards through several service projects.

Zoƫ decided to clean up the greenhouse at her school to earn their awards. She measured the vegetable beds to determine how much dirt and mulch she would need, and used newspaper to act as a natural weed barrier. Not only did she spruce up the greenhouse grounds, but she also added an observation area for learning opportunities.

Abbie, Hannah, Bronwyn and Olivia planted trees around the school’s greenhouse to earn their awards. The girls also built bird houses and feeders to hang in the trees. The girls say they enjoyed the project because they were able to help the environment and provide a cozy home for the birds.

Kiara, Madison, Bailey and Laura earned their awards for raising breast cancer awareness. At school the girls made a video to share with classmates and passed out breast cancer awareness ribbons. The girls also sent pamphlets donated by the American Cancer Society and letters to female relatives and friends reminding them to schedule a mammogram.

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.