Delano Girl Scouts go for Bronze

Girl Scout Troop 10896 from Delano, Minn., earned their Girl Scout Bronze Award this summer volunteering for a variety of activities related to the American Cancer Society Delano Relay for Life.

They began by painting and planting flower pots to be used for centerpieces at a dinner for cancer survivors. They also volunteered at the dinner by checking in people, handing out prizes, and cleaning up tables. Their award culminated in spending 12+ hours working at the relay itself setting up, helping with activities, and participating in the opening ceremonies.

“It was cool to see all the cancer survivors and know we helped them,” said troop member Meghan.

“We helped set up and work at the Relay for Life for our Girl Scout Bronze Award. It was so fun being with friends and helping out,” said sister troop member Hannah. “I really thought that it would be so-so, but it was one of the funnest things I did in Girl Scouts.  When I was helping at the Relay for Life I felt a part of the celebration because my Grandma had just been diagnosed with cancer.”

Pictured back (left to right): Natalie, Meghan. Middle: Marissa, Hanna, Nikki, Amanda. Front: Mary, Olivia. Not pictured: Kayla.