Boggess Girl Scouts Earn Bronze Award for Library Project
Girl Scout Troop 2953 recently earned the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve. To earn the Bronze Award, each scout is required to work on a leadership project for a minimum of 20 hours. While the project can be completed individually, the troop’s eight members decided to work together. Their goal was to take action through leadership and teamwork.
Girl Scout Service Unit PR Lead, Julie Bradley, explained, “The girls started out by spending their time with the residents of two facilities, Lynridge Assisted Living & Memory Care and Garnet Hill Senior Living & Rehab. They spent time doing crafts, sharing stories, working puzzles, etc. They saw a need for a library and decided to make that their Bronze Award project.”
The girls began collecting donations after creating flyers last fall. They also spread the word throughout the Girl Scout community and Boggess Elementary. Four bookcases were donated, new and used books, along with magazines. The troop also used money they earned selling Girl Scout cookies to purchase items from Half Price Books.
After hard work and dedication, the troop’s eight members arrived at Garnet Hill to finish their Bronze Award project on May 1. Working together, they began loading carts with boxes of books before greeting residents at the main entrance. Working in groups, they spent the afternoon making sure the books were organized inside the bookcases. As the last library book was in place, each member of Girl Scout Troop 2953 could smile knowing they made a difference.