Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Norfolk Girl Scout Earns Silver Award

Isabella, a Norfolk Girl Scout, has earned the Girl Scout Silver Award, the second highest honor and achievement a girl can earn in Girl Scouting.

Isabella, who volunteers at the Virginia Beach SPCA, started an awareness campaign about the organization for her Silver Award project. She visited Girl Scout troop meetings, where she spoke about adoptable animals and invited a representative from the SPCA to talk about what staff and volunteers do at the shelter. Under Isabella’s leadership, groups of Girl Scouts collected food and toys to donate to the SPCA.

Isabella also took photos of adoptable pets at the SPCA and made fliers that she posted a pet supply stores and libraries around the region.

“I wanted to help homeless animals find homes,” Isabella said. “All animals need a loving place to live.”

The Girl Scout Silver Award is the top award that middle school age Girl Scouts can earn. To earn the award, girls have to identify a need in the community and carry out a Take Action project to address the matter through leadership work.