The girls in Troop 1414 (the troop I co-lead) have been hard at work earning their Bronze Awards. This is the highest award that girls can earn as Junior Girl Scouts. It takes a lot of time. A minimum of 15 hours is required to complete the service project of which at least 8 must be providing service. This is in edition to completing required badge work and earning their leadership awards.
The Troop was divided into two service project groups. The first group, under the advisement of my co-leader Gin, was the Soldier Care Package group. They worked at collecting donations to send to the soldiers overseas. The girls made fliers and passed them out in their neighborhoods and set up donations boxes at a local business. The did booths at the local grocery store to collect donations as well. In all they were able to deliver 17 boxes and a $100 check to Operation Sandbox in Georgia for the soldiers overseas. This is a picture of the group at the local grocery store.
The second group, under my advisement, was the Animal Service Project Group. The girls in this group worked at a local horse stable cleaning and doing other jobs to make it a better place for the animals. In addition to that they made fliers and passed them out in their neighborhoods and schools seeking used towels, blankets and sheets for the local Animal Shelter. The girls also did a booth at a local grocery store to collect donations for the animals. They collected $150 in loose change and bills and were able to purchase dog food, cat food and kitty litter as well. They delivered all the donations to the local Animal Shelter of bedding and food last weekend. This is a picture of the group after shopping at Walmart.
I must say I'm proud of this group of girls. They did such great work!