Thursday, May 16, 2013

Kayleigh of Troop 30795 Earns Silver Award

Kaleigh, member of Troop 30795 and student at Hewitt-Trussville Middle School, recently earned the Girl Scout Silver Award for her project Seize the Day! Kayleigh’s sister has epilepsy, and since her family did not know what to do when she had her first seizure, Kayleigh wanted to raise awareness about the disorder. She distributed flyers to local businesses about what to do when someone has a seizure, and she made sure someone at those businesses knew those procedures. She also wrote a story for her school news station during Epilepsy Awareness Month (November) and encouraged her peers to wear purple on Epilepsy Awareness Day in March. Kayleigh says she learned how to advocate for a cause in which believes, and she will continue to educate the community about epilepsy in the future.

The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette (grades 6-8) 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.