Troop members collect Girl Scout memorabilia for Silver Award project
A group of local Girl Scouts is currently working to earn future merits by shining light on the past.
Six members of the Christiansburg-based Troop 972 are collecting memorabilia from past Montgomery County Scouts in hopes of putting on a display this spring at the Montgomery Museum and earning the Girl Scout Silver Award.
The Silver Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette — sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade Scouts — can earn and must involve enhancing the Scout’s local community.
Cadette Ally Witten said the goal of the group’s display was to bring attention to both the past and present.
“We just want the young people in our community to know about Girl Scouts through the years and even now what we do in the community,” Witten said.
She said the group hoped the display would honor the women who had come before them and help celebrate the Girl Scouts’ 101st birthday.
The items the group hopes to collect include camping equipment, badges, uniforms, books and photos, as well as any stories former Scouts would be willing to share.
Witten said the group needs to have the donations collected by Feb. 15.
For more information or if you would like to donate, you can contact the group’s leaders, Makala Witten, at 557-7852 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Donna Duff at email@example.com.
– Travis Williams, The Burgs
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