Girl Scouts in Troop 31747 from La Junta took the lead to make their world a better place and will receive two of Girl Scouts’ highest awards at an upcoming celebration in Pueblo.
Girl Scout Juniors Annie Clarke and Megan Lofing earned the Bronze Award for collecting more than 200 stuffed animals for children being treated at Ark Valley Regional Hospital in La Junta. One of the biggest lessons the girls learned from this project was goal-setting. When they started, their goal was to collect 50 stuffed animals. However, because they worked so hard, they surpassed that goal! The girls also realized that it feels good to do something that helps someone else, especially other children.
Girl Scout Cadettes Bethany Taullie, Alexi Nunez-Rebel, Mariana Marquez, and Kamryn Fisher will accept the Silver Award. They collected donations of personal care products, snacks, and other items and used them to create more than a dozen “Blessing Bags” for homeless members of their community. The girls even wrote personal letters of encouragement to put in each bag. The girls say this project taught them how to set a goal, break it down into steps, and achieve that goal effectively. They also learned about leadership because each girl was responsible for a different part of the project. The girls also shared their project and how they did it with members of the community, so the project can easily be repeated.
The Girl Scouts of Colorado Highest Awards celebration in Pueblo is Friday, April 21, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Center for American Values (101 S Main Street #100). To learn more about this event, use this link: http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2017/highest_awards_celeb.html