Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Jemison Student Earns Silver Award by Helping Ronald McDonald House

Kasey, a 9th grader at Jemison High School and member of Girl Scout Troop 340, recently earned her Girl Scout Silver Award. Her project “Pop Tops” for Ronald McDonald House demonstrates that everyone can make a positive environmental impact.

Kasey and her group of volunteers took on the issue of recycling, with purpose of showing that everyone in the community can help, even in small ways. Teens at Kasey’s school and church were challenged to save all of the pop tops from their soda cans over the course of several months. The effort showed how a small gesture could gather over 60 pounds of pop tops, which could then be recycled. All proceeds benefitted the Ronald McDonald House. The program was deemed successful. Kasey helps her community continue to collect pop tops and donates them to the Ronald McDonald House.

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.

About Girl Scouts of North-Central AlabamaGirl Scouting gives every girl access to life-changing experiences that inspire her to do something BIG! Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama is a United Way community partner and serves over 15,000 girl members grades K-12, and 5,000 volunteers in programs across 36 counties. For more information, call 800-734-4541 or visit