Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Spotlight on the Girl Scout Bronze Award

North Jersey.com reports that Girl Scout Troop 46 of Townshop of Boonton recently earned the Girl Scout Bronze Award - a leadership adventure and the highest honor for Junior Girl Scouts. The Troop created over 100 pet adoption kits that were donated to Coming Home Rescue of Rockaway, along with other supplies.

Across the country, California's Elk Grove Citizen reports that four members of the Laguna Girl Scout Troop 735 earned their Bronze Award by collecting, organizing and donating 1,466 books to local organizations in need. The four girls also also sang Christmas songs and served Thanksgiving dinner to seniors at the Stanford Settlement home and entertained seniors at Sunrise at Laguna Creek assisted living facility. They helped younger Girl Scout troops coordinate their bridging ceremonies and assisted them in making beaded USA flags, and collected and donated 1,700 gently used stuffed animals for the Sacramento Dream Center. Lastly they collected and donated two carloads of miscellaneous items for the Families in Crisis Center.

In Tennessee, The Dickson Herald reports that Girl Scout Troop 483, of White Bluff, conducted a ceremony on October 17, in which they were presented with their Bronze award. Their Bronze Award project consisted of a community recycle day, which focused on recycling electronics. The project resulted in a collection of over two tons of electronics that were kept out of landfills. Along with the electronics, the girls also collected plastics, aluminum cans and cell phones. The cell phones were donated to the Women Are Safe program.

Kudos to all Girl Scout Bronze Award recipients! Do you have any Girl Scout Bronze Award stories that you would like to highlight?