Grounds at both a veterans’ memorial and a historical landmark in Osage County have been improved, thanks to the hard work of Girl Scouts whose service earned them the Bronze Award.
Troop 30260 wanted to help beautify the Veterans’ Memorial in the Overbrook Community Park, so they appeared before the Veterans’ Memorial Committee with a plan to improve the area. Then, they took action by donating $100 of their own money to purchase marigolds and weed killer for the project. By donating their time, as well, they completed the project and achieved their goal!
Girl Scouts in Troop 30142 earned the Bronze Award by cleaning up a Santa Fe Trail memorial in Burlingame, where the historical landmark was difficult to read amid a flower garden full of weeds.
“The girls decided they wanted it to be taken care of, so everyone could enjoy passing through our town,” said troop leader Maurene Brake.
The Bronze Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve. By completing service projects, Girl Scouts earning the Bronze Award develop confidence and leadership skills, meet new people, and make a difference in the world.
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