Thursday, July 10, 2014

Troop 704 of Hoover Earns Bronze Award

Anna, Olivia, Katie, Emma, Olivia, Grace, Ilissa, Rosario, Kaelin, Haley, Anna, Priscilla, Abbey, Cinthia, Emily and Madison, students at Brock’s Gap Elementary and members of Troop 704, recently earned the Girl Scout Bronze Award for their project Posada for the Hispanic Outreach Center. The girls of Troop 704 have been collecting toys for the Hispanic Outreach Center since kindergarten. This year they decided to throw a Posada, or Christmas Party, so they could hand out the toys in person.

They collected more than 600 toys and 2,000 books to hand out. They also created bookmarks to go with the books. In addition, the girls made more than 700 cookie and cupcakes, and 600 candy bags for the children to take home after the party.

The Girl Scout Bronze Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Junior (fourth and fifth grades) 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.