Girl Scout Troop 50994 from Glen Oaks celebrated with a Silver Award Ceremony on April 20, 2012. This troop is comprised of 17 seventh graders in the Quaker Valley area.
The Silver Award is the highest award earned by a Cadette Girl Scout. This award acknowledges achievements in leadership development, with community based actions having a sustainable element and incorporating personal growth.
The first four requirements of the Girl Scout Silver Award helps girls build skills, explore careers, gain leadership skills and make a commitment to self-improvement.
First the girls had to complete two Studio-2B books, earn three Interest Projects Awards, spend 15 hours in a leadership role and explore careers. Then they were able to begin their 40-hour Silver Award project.
The range of projects included the following:
- Helping other countries secure safe and clean water;
- Running a children's program, using a therapy dog to make children aware of the programs and improve reading at the Sewickley Public Library;
- Cooking homemade dog bones and helping Spencer and Friends animal shelter with a room for the dogs waiting to be adopted;
- Helping Sewickley Heights History Center with their "Fun Day" to bring exhibits to promote rich history of Sewickley;
- Cooking classes at a local church to educate children about healthy cooking and eating
- Collecting children's books and placing them in a hand made bookshelf that was donated to a family from Side-by-Side, a program for single mothers run by St. Stephen's Church.