Thursday, May 28, 2015

Chesapeake Girl Scouts Earn Silver Award

Last week, three Chesapeake Girl Scouts, Alyssa, Aurora and Katherine, were pinned with the Girl Scout Silver Award by Chesapeake City Councilwoman Debbie Ritter during a ceremony at Great Bridge United Methodist Church. The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest award earned by Girl Scouts in middle school and the second highest award a girl can earn in Girl Scouting.
    Alyssa built and painted birdhouses that she installed at a local nursing home. She also created a scrapbook to serve as a guide to the different types of birds that may take residence in the birdhouses. 
    Inspired by her own love for reading, Aurora created an audiobook library at Great Bridge Presbyterian Preschool. In addition to recording books on tape for the students, she also a case to store the CDs, headsets and CD players.
    Katherine installed a lending library at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia- Rosemont Division. She built two bookcases, collected over 600 books and placed beanbag chairs in the library to make a comfortable space for children to read. She also painted a mural to remind children that reading can take them anywhere.
During the ceremony, Councilwoman Ritter shared that she is a Girl Scout alumna and that the greatest lesson to take away from Girl Scouting are the values of the Girl Scout Law. She encouraged the girls to set positive examples for others by being honest, fair, considerate and respectful, among other values incorporated in the Girl Scout Law.

Councilwoman Ritter, Alyssa, Aurora, Katherine and Troop Leader Denise Welch
“In every small thing that you do, you build a lifetime of goodwill towards others,” Councilwoman Ritter told the girls.

In addition to the presentation of the Silver Awards, each member of Troop 955 received the badges and awards that she earned during the past year in Girl Scouts. Aurora and Katherine were also presented with the President’s Volunteer Service Award by Carolyn Engler, a Girl Scout volunteer.

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