Friday, January 9, 2015

Chesapeake Girl Scouts Recognized at Award Ceremony

On January 7, Girl Scout Troop 5777 from Chesapeake hosted a ceremony at Oak Grove United Methodist Church to honor six Girl Scouts who have recently earned the highest awards in Girl Scouting, the Girl Scout Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards.

Alexa, Alexandra and Emma
Girl Scout Juniors Emma , Alexandra and Alexa earned the Girl Scout Bronze Award, the third highest award in Girl Scouting. For their project, the girls improved the garden at Greenbrier Intermediate School. They also learned about water conservation and attended a City of Chesapeake community outreach class where they made a rain barrel to donate to the school.

Gabby, Danielle and Jordan
Girl Scout Cadettes Jordan, Danielle and Gabby earned the Girl Scout Silver Award, the second highest award in Girl Scouting. Jordan completed a graveyard restoration project, in which she built a bench for visitors, made a cast iron sign to easily identify the site and researched local records to learn about the history of the graveyard. Danielle and Gabby’s project focused on raising awareness about diabetes among students at Greenbrier Middle School.

Christina was pinned with the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor and achievement in Girl Scouting, during the ceremony. Christina restored the Storer Family Graveyard by installing a pathway to reach the gravesites, resetting tombstones and making a wooden display case to inform others about those who are buried at the graveyard. She also created a historical record of the graveyard and published a manual for the care of the site.

GSCCC CEO Tracy Keller, Christina and Sandy Hunt, leader of
Girl Scout Troop 5777 and Christina's Gold Award project advisor
“At each level of Girl Scouting, these young ladies reached out to help others and became their very best,” Sandy Hunt, the leader of Girl Scout Troop 5777 said. “They believed in themselves, worked with others in the community and made the world a better place."

The highest awards in Girl Scouting are designed to help girls make a lasting difference in their communities. They also help girls develop important leadership skills, including time management, critical thinking, teamwork and communication that will last them a lifetime.