Girl Scouts in Ascension Parish were recently honored for their community service, preparing dances and fostering support of the U.S. military, Girl Scout officials said.
Prairieville Girl Scout Junior Troop 10269 won the Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest award given to that age group, officials with Girl Scouts Louisiana East said in a news release.
The troop organized a “Best Guy” dance with a 1980s theme. In the process, Girl Scouts learned what planning a large event entails, from painting the dance backdrop before festivities to the cleaning up afterward, the news release says.
Winning the award were troop members Brynnan Fleming, Dana Fleming, Adelaide Gaffney, Lorelei Gaffney, Julia Leslie, Isabelle Morgan, Molly Owens, Sarah Rutherford, Rayna Stehlik, Taylor Stephens, Kayla Weidel, Kiersten Weidel and Mackenzie Wilbert. Project advisor Dana Fleming also won the award.
Three Girl Scouts in Cadette Troop 10842 of St. Amant won a Girl Scout Silver Award by collaborating with area churches to send 76 prayer squares to troops in Afghanistan, the news release says.
Girl Scouts Cadettes Emily Baham, Lauren Belleau and Emily Garrett worked with a quilting group at St. James Lutheran Church, the church council at St. Anne Catholic Church, the leadership group at St. Elizabeth Hospital and Soldier Angels Louisiana, the news release says.
The 76 squares represent 532 prayers said for the soldiers.
Tammy Belleau was the project advisor.
The Bronze and Silver awards require completion of a series of leadership challenges that prepare Girl Scouts for a final “take action” project.
For more information about Girl Scouts, call the council office at (800) 644-7571 or visit http://www.gsle.org.