Friday, September 9, 2011

Pennsylvania Girl Scouts Collect Used Halloween Costumes, Work Toward Silver Award

In Pennsylvania, The Dallas Post reports that three local Girl Scouts are collecting Halloween costumes to ensure underprivileged children have the opportunity to celebrate the girls’ favorite holiday. The Scouts have started to collect children’s costumes and other goods in order to organize a Halloween party on September 25 for children of the Marion Terrace Boys & Girls Club in Wilkes-Barre.

The girls are working on the service project to earn their Silver Award, the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn. Creating a project to earn the award is optional for the Scouts, who are part of Troop 3912 in Kingston.

Previously, the girls earned their Girl Scout Bronze Award with the rest of their troop and hope to, someday soon, work towards the Girl Scout Gold Award.

“If you get all of them, it helps you,” Girl Scout Katie Gushka said of the awards. “People will think, ‘She’s a good person.’”