Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Troop 30067 Earns Silver Award with Aldridge Gardens Projects

Girl Scout Troop 30067 members Hannah, Rileigh, Anne Kearney, Anna and Hannah, eighth graders at Pizitz Middle School, Reyna, eighth grader at Clay Chalkville Middle School and DeKiyah, eighth grader at Irondale Middle School, recently earned the Girl Scout Silver Award for their project Garden of Imagination and Fort Campsite at Aldridge Gardens.

The girls were concerned that kids did not have safe areas to play, so they created a Garden of Imagination for girls and Fort Campsite for boys at Aldridge Gardens. They cleaned up an unused area by removing weeds and designating a path to the area. The girls also built forts, made signs, collected bins to store things in and built a pretend fire pit. Their focus was to show children how to have fun outdoors, use their imaginations and learn to keep the gardens clean.

The project taught the girls communication and leadership skills, as well as responsibility and teamwork.

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.