By Mary O’KEEFE
After choosing a project, raising funds, earning two badges and reaching out to the community on a Sunday morning at the Harvest Market, members of Girl Scout Troop 680-1 saw their hard work pay off with the receipt of their Bronze Award.
Part of the Bronze Award requirements is the completion by the girls of a community-based project that helps the community and fosters leadership.
The girls gathered at leader Adrienne Griffin’s home to enjoy a holiday celebration and receive their well-deserved Bronze Award.
The troop’s project was to promote and support the CV Dog Park. The park has been in development for a while and has gained support of many in the community. CV Town Council President Steve Pierce and council member Cheryl Davis have been at the forefront of the proposed park. Griffin contacted Davis and asked how the troop could help.
“The girls really worked hard on this project and were very supportive,” Davis said.
The girls raised money for the printing of “We Want A Local Dog Park” yard signs. They then made the signs available for community members to place in their yards. The troop’s goal was to have at least two families agree to place the signs, which they achieved quickly while at their dog booth at Harvest Market.
The girls said they were glad the project was done and were proud of what they had accomplished. The next goal, a few years from now, will be their Silver Award project.