Girl Scout leaders, Alicia Whitson, Sue Abbott, Haley McMillian and Taylor Bleich hosted a dinner reception/ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 26, to honor the Scouts and their families on their achievements.
As Junior Girl Scouts the highest award they can earn is their Bronze Award. All 13 scouts worked hard over the last two years and earned their Bronze Award.
To earn the Bronze Award, Scouts must complete several tasks including, organize and host their own meeting, host a project for a younger group, and must have at least 15 project / community service hours.
Scouts planned their own meetings with the help of their parents and guidance from leaders, some the topics they chose were animal care, eating right / healthy choices, relationships, camping, drawing and painting, heritage, stress-less, first aid, Ronald McDonald House, and JC Animal Shelter.
The girls took the opportunity to also help at the local library and kindergarten classes during story time. For their community service project the scouts adopted a section of Hwy 50 to keep litter free and volunteered at the local nursing home.
As part of the Bronze Award ceremony, Girl Scouts had to speak of their experiences and what they did to earn their Bronze Award in front of their families, fellow scouts and leaders.
Pick up the Wed., Nov. 3, 2010, issue of the California Democrat newspaper to read the full article.