Girl Scout Troop # 26176 Earned Girl Scout Bronze Award

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Girl Scouts Bronze Aware team members from Troop # 26176
First Row: Emma Boland, Alexandria Horne, Katie Mobley, Pratishtha Sharma, Mia Lewis, Ashlee Zachary.
Second Row: Aubrey Musquiz, Ms Marlene Lewis, Makenzie Skinner; not pictured are Payge Pugh and Hannah Strickland

HOUSTON: One of the highest awards that a Junior Girl Scout can obtain is the “BRONZE Award”.

When you go for the Bronze Award, you represent what Girl Scouts can achieve in their communities. And, of course, you want to do that in a way that’s fun for you— and for everyone else involved, too! Earning the Girl Scout Bronze Award involves the time to complete a Journey, and then a suggested minimum of 20 hours building your team, exploring your community, choosing your project, planning it, putting your plan in motion, and spreading the word about your project. The suggested hours help you think about your commitment to doing your very best with each step. You’re a Girl Scout, which means you will earn your award with courage, confidence, and character and make a difference in the world around you! In order to obtain this award Girl Scouts have to complete 20 hours of Community Service.

The Girl Scouts from Troop # 26176 did much more than that.  They chose to help out Friends of Koontze Animal Control Center, Koontze, Texas.  They did this by sewing animal beds, braiding dog pull toys, making catnip sock toys, baking doggie biscuits, asking friends and neighbors for donations of animal toys, grooming tools, animal kennels, food, using their own money to purchase animal supplies and donating money to Dawlen Road Veterinary Clinic for spaying and neutering stray animals.  As a part of the pre-requisites for this award Troop # 26176 completed a three part Journey badge.  For their Community Service projects they chose to plant vegetables and paint row marker pavers for St. Christopher’s Plant a Seed, Feed the Need Garden. They went Christmas Caroling and collected canned food for the annual Leiss Food Drive. They donated to Lakeside Lutheran’s Thanksgiving Food Drive and helped fill their food baskets for distribution.  They sponsored a coat drive and collected coats for “One Warm Coat” then helped distribute them to the needy throughout the community. In addition to this several girls earned their Junior Aide Badge by spending a weekend at camp teaching both older and younger brand new Girl Scouts how to cook, camp, and have fun. Junior Girl scouts are explorers when they go camping for the first time. They’re CEOs when they market and sell cookies. They’re scientists when they do energy audits and go on nature walks. And they’re product designers and writers when they earn their Innovation and Storytelling badges. Not to mention change makers, big-idea thinkers, and future leaders. Super girls, indeed!

All of these Girl Scouts successfully completed the requirements for the Bronze Award as outlined by San Jacinto Council of Girl Scouts. Troop Leader Ms. Marlene Lewis has been a constant coach, highly encouraging, very supportive and always available for the Girl Scouts of Troop 26176.