Girl Scouts

Left to right: Gianna Salerno and MaryAnn Leshinskie earn their Girl Scout Silver Awards.

Two Girl Scouts from the Boyertown Service Unit were awarded the Girl Scout Silver Award, which is the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette (grades 6-8) can earn.

To earn this award, a Girl Scout Cadette must complete a Girl Scout Cadette Journey, identify issues she cares about, build a leadership team, develop her project, submit a proposal, put her plan into action and complete a 50-hour project that meets an expressed community need outside of Girl Scouting. The Girl Scout must then reflect on her experience, and submit a Silver Award Project Reflection Report to GSEP for final approval.

The two girls, from the Boyertown area, were among 150 others from the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pa council’s nine county region to be recognized. The award ceremony was held on Jan. 27 at Springdale Chestnut Hill Academy.

MaryAnn Leshinskie, from Troop 1221 earned her Silver Award by completing a project called “The Hafer Hunt at BMHV”. She created a scavenger hunt for the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles, which helped attract and educate more visitors about the 100-plus years of vehicle history in Berks County.

Gianna Salerno, Troop 1192, earned her Silver Award by completing a project called “Fire Pit Installation and Restoration.” At Trinity EC Church in Boyertown, Gianna improved the property for the congregation and community by replacing the fire circle with a stone-wall fire pit.

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