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.