Girl Scouts of Western New York is proud to announce that Girl Scouts Abbey Millen, Marylin Kruppa, Paige Treutlein, and Delaney Dahl have each earned their Girl Scout Silver Award. The girls, all from Troop 92216, worked on two separate projects to earn the awards.
Millen and Kruppa created a Teen Book Club at the Warsaw Public Library. They worked with the head librarian on content, questions, and book choice for the year-long club. The met with their school principal for approval to advertise the club. The girls collected data and feedback from participants, developed a programming plan, and presented their work to the library to provide the staff with the ability to continue the club into the future.
Treutlein and Dahl developed the Helping Hands Project. In Fall 2017, they met with their superintendents, principals, and nurses from each of their schools and gained the information they used to determine their project’s focus. The girls created donation cupboards to provide items to students in need. The girls asked the community for donations, support, and needs. In Fall 2018 spaces were created in both schools to house the donated items. Paige and Delaney then split up donations for both locations creating storage boxes for everything. They created a short video to be played before movies at their local movie theater inform the community about their project and explain how to get involved.
The Girl Scout Silver Award can be earned by Cadette Girl Scouts who are in sixth, seventh, or eighth grade. The goal is for girls to identify an issue in the community that they care about then to develop a sustainable project that helps to solve the problem. The goal is to find the root of the problem and create solutions that will have a lasting impact.
To learn more about the Silver Award or Girl Scouts of Western New York, visit gswny.org.
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Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) serves nearly 15,000 girls and 7,000 adult volunteers across the GSWNY jurisdiction, including Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties. The council’s administrative service centers are located in Batavia, Buffalo, Jamestown, Lockport, Niagara Falls, and Rochester.
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