Four Girl Scout Juniors in an Albany troop recently earned the Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest award a registered Girl Scout Junior in fourth and fifth grade can achieve.
Earning the Girl Scout Bronze Award exemplifies a Girl Scout’s commitment to helping others and making a difference in their community, Scout officials said. Earning the Girl Scout Bronze award requires the completion of a series of leadership challenges and a “take action” project with a minimum of 20 hours spent building their team, exploring the community, choosing their project, planning it, putting the plan in motion, and spreading the word about the project, Scout officials said.
Girl Scouts Bronze Award recipients Kaytin Cox, Bailey Jones, Autumn Payn and Addie Watkins, of Girl Scout Junior Troop 30819, noticed that the Girl Scout Camp Whispering Pines Nature Trail booklet was out of date and needed editing. The youth were able to research the various plants and trees during their troop camping trip, and edited the booklet so it could be used by younger Girl Scouts. The project adviser was Suzanne Belletto.