Girl Scout Juniors in Troop 6409 earn the Bronze Award
Over the past two years, the girls worked to complete the Sign of The World badge and the Junior Leadership Award by providing community service to Central Elementary School in Allentown by planning and organizing a clothing closet to benefit the students and families of that school. To fulfill the community service project portion of the Bronze Award, the girls chose a project to benefit Betty Lou’s Food Pantry. They organized a food drive at the Southern Lehigh Intermediate School to collect pasta and sauce for the food pantry, delivered the collected food, learned about the valuable resource provided by the pantry and helped to set up the weekly packages. The girls felt it was a lot of work, but it is definitely something that they are very proud of!
The Leaders of this troop are Wendy Silfies, Rose Perrelli and Cindy Booth. Girl Scout Juniors included Brooke Lindley, Samantha Talecki, Kara DeWeese, Maggie Moerder, Katerina Sawickij, Cara Wagner, Gabrielle Schweltzer, Denise Boschetto, Rachel Ziegler, Shannon Quinn, Haley Huber, Jessica Psaila, Celeste Tran, Meredith Cuvo, Audrey Perrelli, Sarah Booth, and Shea Sullivan.
Leader Debbie Kleinfelder and her Junior Troop 21621 from the Neshaminy Service Unit in Penndel, PA are working towards their Bronze Awards
They have completed service projects such as collecting communion gowns and suits for an inner-city parish (Stephanie Kleinfelder, Katie Dearing, Marissa Guckin and Kelly Sheridan), children's books for the Philadelphia Reads program (Lindsey McAnany, Michelle Glatz, Brittany Notz, Heather Krywopusk, Camryn and Mikayla Schneider) and recycled sneakers for the Nike 'Reuse-A-Shoe' program (Sophia Hobson). For this program, Nike takes the recycled rubber, foam and upper fabricfrom sneakers, chops it up and creates a new material called Nike Grind. The Nike Grind is then used for projects on track surfaces, interlocking gym flooring tiles, and playground surfacing. Sophia Hobson collected 171 pairs of sneakers, including some which were discarded after the New York City Marathon.