The Boyertown Service Unit of the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA holds an annual Award Ceremony to recognize the girls who have earned the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. This year’s event was held on July 27, 2014 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Boyertown. The Bronze Award is the highest honor a Junior Girl Scout (Grade 4-5) can achieve. Cadettes (Grades 6, 7, 8) can earn the Silver Award and the Gold Award is reserved for girls in High School.
All three awards give girls the chance to do big things while working on an issue they care about. To earn the awards a Girl Scout must complete a Journey and then plan a project using the following steps:
1. Identify issues you care about.
2. Build your Girl Scout Award team or decide to go solo.
3. Explore your community.
4. Pick your Award project. The Award project must be done in the local community (beyond the Girl Scout community).
5. Develop your project.
6. Make a plan and put it into motion.
7. Reflect, share your story, and celebrate. (From Girl Scouts USA website)
The Gold Award adds one more step with Educate and Inspire.
Assisting in the presentation of awards were PA Senator Bob Mensch, PA State Representative Marcy Toepel, PA State Representative Ryan Mackenzie staff member, Paige Brogan, PA State Representative David Maloney Sr., U.S. Senator Patrick Toome staff member, Imani Johnson and PA State Representative Mark Painter.