Girl Scouts earn Silver Award

Thu, 02/15/2007 - 11:27am
By: The Citizen

Girl Scouts earn Silver Award

On Sunday, Jan. 21, five girls from Service Unit #617 in Peachtree City were honored in a formal ceremony with the Girl Scout Silver Award. This is the highest award a Girl Scout can receive between 11-14 years of age.

The award is earned when a Girl Scout uses her leadership skills to help improve her life and the lives of others by affecting positive change in the community. Among other things, the award’s components require the girl to build skills, explore careers, gain leadership experience and work on self improvement. In addition, each girl must spend approximately 35 hours or more on her chosen project.

Laura DeGroot and Brittany Stone earned their Silver Awards by working together on a project called Operation Top Knot. Their efforts resulted in making baby blankets to give to wives of soldiers who had babies while their husbands were in Iraq.

Lauren Powell’s award was achieved by coordinating the International Festival for Girl Scout Service Unit #617 in 2006. She secured the location and hosted the activities.

Aimee Herrmann fulfilled her Silver Award requirements by coordinating the Service Unit Fall Camp Out in 2006. She developed the theme for the event as well as planned activities, food, and registration.

Katie Long successfully completely her Silver Award by collecting and delivering books to an elementary school in New Orleans that was damaged in hurricane Katrina.

Service Unit #617 congratulated the girls for working diligently to earn their Silver Award and demonstrating the true spirit of what it means to be a Girl Scout.

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