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Girl Scout Troop Celebrates Silver Award Ceremony

This is the highest award earned by a Cadette Girl Scout that acknowledges achievements in leadership development.

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 ;
  • Cooking homemade dog bones and helping Spencer and Friends animal shelter with a room for the dogs waiting to be adopted;
  • Helping 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 . 

Have news you'd like to share? Email Sewickley Patch editor Larissa Dudkiewicz at larissa.dudkiewicz@patch.com

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