Members of Dennis-Yarmouth Girl Scout Troop 66126 have received their Bronze Award, the highest award for Junior Girl Scouts and is the third highest award in Girl Scouts of the USA.
To earn the Bronze award, the girls had to explore their community, choose an award project, make a plan, and put that plan into action.
For their award project, the girls created an anti-bullying campaign for their schools. In the 20 hours committed to this project, the girls came up with the slogan "Be a smile maker, not a smile taker" and created posters, which were hung in prominent areas of their schools, and postcards, which they shared with peers. With the support of their school principal, members of the troop even shared a public service announcement over their school's intercom system during morning announcements.
The girls, who all recently completed their 5th grade school year, learned many valuable lessons as they worked on their project from consensus building, navigating a plan when things don't go as planned, how to communicate effectively and how to work as a team. The girls reported that they gained self-confidence, learned to take risks, enhanced their leadership skills and cultivated healthy relationships with peers.
Troop members who received this prestigious award include Laela Brazell, Abigail Conover, Isabel Dion-Chase, Kathryne Foss, Ariana Teixeira, Tedi Johnson and Emelia Roberts. The troop is led by co-leaders Michelle Conover and Alex Roberts.
To learn more about Girl Scouting on Cape Cod, visit https://www.gsema.org.