Thursday, June 21, 2012

Troop 472 Earns Silver Award

Troop 472 members Julie and Jenna, students at Grissom High School in Huntsville, earned the Silver Award by collecting school supplies for students whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the April 2011 tornados. Julie and Jenna placed collection boxes in various stores, as well as at their homes, for shoppers and neighbors to donate items. They then took the supplies to numerous schools to distribute to students affected by the natural disaster. 

 Mary,also a student at Grissom High School, earned her Silver Award by collecting blankets and donating them to the Downtown Rescue Mission. After witnessing homeless individuals in the streets with no way to keep warm, Mary knew she had to help. With the help of gracious members of her community, Mary was able to collect and donate numerous warm blankets for those in need.

Emma, a student at Lee High School in Huntsville, earned the Silver Award by collecting toys, clothing and other necessities for children and donating them to Hope Place. Emma put up flyers and set out bins at various locations for people to donate items. She then delivered them to the children at Hope Place, feeling a sense of joy that she had played a role in helping children in need.

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.