2012-02-13 / Word Jr.

Girls Scouts earn Bronze Award


BRONZE AWARDEES from Junior Girl Scout Troop 1089 present Lynda Hartzell, a nurse at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, with items they collected for children in the hospital. From left are Aidan Crawford, Michelle Sarber, Hartzell, Rachael Eramo and Kaitlyn Prophett. 
COURTESY OF JUNIOR GIRL SCOUT TROOP 1089 BRONZE AWARDEES from Junior Girl Scout Troop 1089 present Lynda Hartzell, a nurse at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, with items they collected for children in the hospital. From left are Aidan Crawford, Michelle Sarber, Hartzell, Rachael Eramo and Kaitlyn Prophett. COURTESY OF JUNIOR GIRL SCOUT TROOP 1089 BRUNSWICK — The fifth-graders of Junior Girl Scout Troop 1089 recently completed their Bronze Award with the help of community businesses and local community members.

When asked what they wanted to do for their Bronze Award, the girls replied, “Let’s do something for children in a hospital.” The girls created posters to explain what they were collecting, asked local businesses if they could place the tubs in their stores and then collected the items from the tubs.

The girls would like to recognize and thank the local business — Bohemian Coffee House, Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church and Maquoit Market.

All items were donated to Mid Coast Hospital for children who stay at the hospital. Lynda Hartzell, a nurse at Mid Coast, visited a Girl Scout meeting, collected all the items and presented a certificate for each girl from the hospital. The girls also gave her a tub with a poster to collect items in the future.

According to a news release, this project helped the girls learn of a community need and how to help address it. The girls worked on developing leadership and communication skills.

The Girl Scout Bronze Award is the highest award a Junior Girl Scout can earn, and is usually done as a troop. It symbolizes a Junior Girl Scout’s accomplishments in Girl Scouting as she learns how to better the lives of others in her community.

For information on Girl Scouts or to volunteer, call 1-888-922-4763 or visit www.girlscoutsofmaine.org.

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