A Successful, Sustainable Silver Award
Gwendalynn, LeAnn, and Zoe, Girl Scouts from Troop 1437, completed their Silver Award project this week! Here's the story:
"In January and February the girls started and completed their Amaze Journey. They worked many hours on this but the girls were determined to finish. They collected items for the Circle of Concern and decided to continue helping that organization for the Silver Award. This week, they completed 60 birthday bags which include birthday banners, cake mix, icing, forks, knifes, plates, napkins, balloons, and candles. These bags allow less fortunate families to have a little party for their child age 12 and under. They have also donated 24 first aid kits they made from gathering donations. Each kit includes gauze, peroxide, Band-Aids, ointment, and alcohol swabs. The girls learned that families cannot use food stamps to buy these items and this is something Circle of Concern did not have, so the girls decided they would like to help provide them. The girls also collected donations, with which they purchased 30 books for the kids to take home from the library at Circle of Concern during the summer. All extra items the girls have collected that would not make complete kits - which is about half a van full - will be donated as well. The girls intend on passing this down to the younger girls who will be starting their Amaze Journey next year. Their goal is for the younger girls to take on the project and pass it down so it will last long term."
Great work and congratulations on completing your Silver Award, girls!