Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Ohio Girl Scouts Grows Garden for the Girl Scout Bronze Award

Ohio's Bucyrus Telegraph Forum reports that Bucyrus residents Portia McKee and Sarah Lipscomb recently received the Girl Scout Bronze Award for a project titled "Gardening At A Nursing Home." The purpose of this project was to help residents plant, weed and care for a flower and vegetable garden.

The Girl Scout Bronze Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can earn, and it requires her to develop the leadership and planning skills necessary to follow through on a project that makes a positive impact on her community.

The project benefited residents of Altercare, and impacted the community by establishing cross-generational friendships between residents and Scouts. Lipscomb chose this project to help residents as a result of past visits and donations to the nursing home. McKee chose this project because it gave her a chance to develop leadership skills. They met with Altercare activity director Sue Phillips to find out about needs the residents had and were told how some had a dream to grow their own vegetables.