Thursday, January 6, 2011

Tweens Foster Fashion for Silver

The News Herald, NC, reports that two Morganton Girl Scouts teamed up over the last few months to bring a gift of style and warmth to local foster children. Anna Sheppard and Savannah Webb utilized their Girl Scout promise of helping others and began collecting clothing last fall to donate to Lifegains, Inc. - a private, not-for-profit child placement organization with offices across North Carolina. Sheppard and Webb collected garments suitable for kids, aged birth to 18, consisting of everything imaginable to clothe them from head to toe. The donations came from local churches, businesses and friends and family members of both girls.

As Girl Scouts in Troop 10463, Sheppard and Webb took on the project to earn the Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest award for girls 11-14 years old. The Girl Scout Silver Award represents a girl's accomplishments in scouting and her community and helps girls explore careers, gain leadership skills and make a commitment to self-improvement.

What did you do to earn your Girl Scout Silver Award?