Achievement

High Honors

Girl Scout troop earns distinction for community service at AWL

Local Girl Scout Troop 4383 of Montgomery County delivers tie blankets, toys and more Saturday to the Animal Welfare League. The project earned the troop to coveted Bronze Award, sought by more than half a million Scouts each year. Members visiting AWL Saturday were Jillian Clark, back, from left, Keliegh Anderson, Bella Hutson, leader Chelsea Wilkins, Journey Hinchman, front, from left, Anna Bowers, Abriella Purple, Elliot Hamilton and Brooklyn Wilkins.
Local Girl Scout Troop 4383 of Montgomery County delivers tie blankets, toys and more Saturday to the Animal Welfare League. The project earned the troop to coveted Bronze Award, sought by more than half a million Scouts each year. Members visiting AWL Saturday were Jillian Clark, back, from left, Keliegh Anderson, Bella Hutson, leader Chelsea Wilkins, Journey Hinchman, front, from left, Anna Bowers, Abriella Purple, Elliot Hamilton and Brooklyn Wilkins.
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A group of dedicated students and avid volunteers received one of the Girl Scouts highest honors this weekend.

The Girl Scout Bronze Award, bestowed to members who create and successfully execute an approved community service project, was received by local Troop 4383 of Montgomery County under the instruction of Scout leaders Chelsea Wilkins and Alison Bowers.

“In order to earn this award, the girls must complete a ‘Junior Journey’ [and] spend a minimum of 20 hours on the project, in which they will build a team, explore the community, choose and plan their project, put their plan into motion, and spread the word to educate and inspire others,” Wilkins said.

For this year’s project, members decided to help out the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County, delivering the gift bags and homemade products for both the animals and those looking to adopt.

The Girl Scout Bronze Award, officially given to the group by the state branch in Indianapolis, is one of three highest awards in the Girl Scouts organization, and the highest award a Junior Girl Scout can receive, Wilkins said.

The girls even went over their 20-hour requirement, she added.

“They made tie blankets, dog and cat toys, and adoption bags to give to the families when they adopt a cat or dog,” Wilkins said.

The Bronze Award is annually sought by more than half a million Girl Scouts worldwide.

The Montgomery County chapter includes leaders Wilkins and Bowers alongside members Keliegh Anderson, Abriella Purple, Anna Bowers, Brooklyn Wilkins, Elliot Hamilton, Jillian Clark, Journey Hunchman, Bella Hutson and Alexis Funkhouser.

For more information about both the Girl Scouts of America and the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, visit www.girlscouts.org or call 317-924-6800. Additional information can be found via social media at www.facebook.com/GirlScoutsofCentralIndiana.

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