Monday, July 25, 2011

Girl Scout Silver Award Project up for Vote in Pepsi Refresh Project

Two Jackson Girl Scouts, Brittany Acacia, 13, and Kasey Suszko, 14, are cousins and members of the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore. New Jersey's Asbury Park Press reports that they have collected hundreds of donations for foster children in pursuit of the Girl Scout Silver Award, the second-highest honor a girl scout can receive.

Acacia and Suszko have named their project Cousin’s Care for Foster Children, which has propelled them to number 11 of 101 participants in the $5,000 Pepsi Refresh Project. The girls must still be in the top 20 on July 31 to receive the grant, but only the public’s votes can determine the winners. If the girls win, they must spend the money to further aid foster children.

To vote for the girls, text 107217 to PEPSI (73774), visit or use the Pepsi Refresh app. Power voting also is available, as specially marked Pepsi products have codes worth one to 100 votes.

Read more about Cousin’s Care for Foster Children here. Do you have any stories about your Girl Scout Silver Award process?