One of my troops was recently given the opportunity to showcase some of the work they have been doing this year for guests from the United Way of the Midlands. United Way supports our efforts through funding and on this particular day they came to interview and videotape my Skinner Magnet Junior troop!
One of the Skinner troop’s major projects is a campaign against bullying for their Girl Scout Bronze Award. As the process for this esteemed award began, the girls were all very passionate about spotlighting bullying and so it was a natural for them to Take Action against those who bully and support those who are bullied.
This school year, the volunteers who work with this troop committed to helping the girls realize their goal of earning their Bronze Award—the highest honor a girl can receive as a Girl Scout Junior. Earning Bronze involves completing a Journey curriculum, where girls discover and connect, and then the girls must fulfill a minimum of 40 hours of work toward their Take Action project. No easy task for 4th and 5th grade students; hard work and dedication are their only options!
The girls were beside themselves excited about the opportunity to show the world their project and they did a fantastic job!! You can check out the United Way video here. I am also interviewed, in case you want to put a face to my name.
The girls have now been working for half of the year on this project and are getting ready to roll out the campaign for their entire school. Their dedication, drive, passion, and general love of life and all things in it, make this project rewarding for me and the volunteers who are supporting the girls on their path to Bronze.
I am curious to know how other troops or individual girls out there are Taking Action to earn Bronze, Silver or Gold Awards. I would love to hear about your projects and I will write a blog about it to help inspire others in the pursuit of earning their Girl Scout awards! You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Yours in Girl Scouting,
Erin is an outreach specialist for Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska and the primary author of our blog.