Animal projects win Girl Scout groups the Silver Award for community contributions

Pike County. Four scouts in Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA) did projects to help pets without homes and pets trapped in fires.

| 16 Nov 2022 | 08:49

Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA) recently announced that four Girl Scouts from Pike County have earned the Girl Scout Silver Award, one of the highest honors a Cadette Girl Scout can earn. The girls completed two community service projects.

“Pet Oxygen Masks Donation and Community Education” was the project of Girl Scouts Caetlin L. and Kayla G. from Troop 52128. The two girls raised money to donate pet oxygen masks to their local fire department. They also explained in a fact sheet what their project’s community impact would be.

“Helping the Humane Society” was the project that Girl Scouts Julia B. and Emily W., from Troop 52008, devised. They assisted their local humane society by volunteering and making cat toys, beds, book shelves, bandannas and mats. The girls also collected donations and presented information about their project at a community event.

The Silver Award is available to girls in sixth, seventh and eighth grade. Girls earn this honor by completing a Cadette Journey, which entails identifying an issue they care about and addressing that issue for their community.

These Girl Scouts had to complete a minimum 50 hours of work, which can be completed by an individual Girl Scout or a small team of girls. All Silver Award Girl Scouts were honored at GSHPA’s first virtual Silver Award Ceremony on Nov. 12.

More information about the dozens of Silver Award projects that benefitted various organizations in GSHPA’s 30-county footprint is available on the GSHPA Silver Award webpage.

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