Friday, April 24, 2015

Virginia Beach Girl Scouts Earn Silver Award

Virginia Beach Girl Scouts Kearny and Alex have earned the Girl Scout Silver Award, the second highest honor and achievement a girl can earn in Girl Scouting. For their project, Kearny and Alex focused on remembering, honoring and saluting the Girl Scouts of World War II.

Kearny and Alex began their project by researching the contributions of Girl Scouts to the war effort. They learned that during World War II, Girl Scouts worked hard during a difficult time to promote patriotism and provide a variety of services, including selling war bonds, hosting scrap metal drives and cultivating Victory Gardens to contribute to the public supply of food. After learning about all of these efforts, Kearny and Alex created a plaque for Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast that will serve as a permanent memorial to the girls who gave so much during the war.

Kearny and Alex also set out to educate the public about the contributions of Girl Scouts to World War II. They purchased vintage uniforms and attended reenactments, including the Warbirds Over the Beach Airshow, where they invited people to sign a thank you card, and explained the vintage uniforms, books and war-era Girl Scout awards they had on display. Additionally, the girls put up a display about their project in the display case at A Place for Girls, the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast regional program center and headquarters.

Alex and Kearny at the Warbirds Over the Beach Airshow