Bronze Award: Little Free Libraries

Girl Scout Troop 40421 recently completed the installation of their Bronze Award project ~ building TWO Little Free Libraries for Circleville Park. The girls brainstormed 26 different community service project ideas, discussing the pro/cons, costs, and feasibility of each idea before narrowing their choices down to their top 5 project ideas. Taking into consideration the current coviid-19 restrictions and recognizing the need for easy access to books in our community, they voted to build two Little Free Libraries for installation at Circleville Park.

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Troop 40418 Bronze Award – Centre Wildlife Care

The girls of Troop 40418 researched many organizations and thought about needs in their community.  They all have a love of animals and so decided to visit Centre Wildlife Care to learn more about the organization, and see how they could help the organization with their needs. Centre Wildlife Care cares for injured and sick local animals for the purpose of releasing them back into the wild. CWC said that a big way the girls could help was with bringing in donations. We also noticed that there were sugar gliders and other marsupials there that were huddled in fleece hanging pouches in their cages. Continue reading “Troop 40418 Bronze Award – Centre Wildlife Care”

Troop 40125 Bronze Award – Save the Bees

Our project focused on the importance of bees to our food supply and environment and took action to save bees by educating others and positively impacting bees’ habitat. The issue addressed was declining bee population, primarily due to loss of food/pollen supply and their habitat in general. Bees pollinate many fruits and other foods we eat, so they are critical to the overall health of our world. Continue reading “Troop 40125 Bronze Award – Save the Bees”

Troop 40416 Bronze Award – Buddy Bench

Junior Troop 40416 saw a need at their Elementary School playground during recess. They wanted to take action and help children who did not have friends to play with at recess. Whether they be new, shy, or struggling, the Juniors wanted them to have a way to find a playmate to talk, play or sit next to- if they wanted. The nine girls in the Junior troop used their cookie money and asked for local hardware stores donations to buy materials for a bench which they helped to build. They painted the bench, decorated it, weather-proofed it, and then arranged for it to be placed at the school playground. While doing this, they proposed the idea to the PTO at an evening meeting, got approval for the project from the school principal and the custodian, and made an educational video about the Bench for the school to see: Buddy Bench Video

The idea is if a child is in need of company, they sit on the bench. Then other kids know they need a friend. The Scouts promised to always watch the bench for a person in need of a friend. Continue reading “Troop 40416 Bronze Award – Buddy Bench”