Girl Scout Troops 10451 + 10398 Bronze Award

During the spring and summer of 2009, Girl Scout Troops 10451 and 10398 earned badges, completed the “Sign of the Star,” and participated in the Minnesota Breeding Bird Atlas Scoping Program to earn the highest honor for Junior Girl Scouts: the Bronze Award.

The girls earned badges in wildlife and the environment to support their knowledge and skills required to participate in field work and data entry of the Minnesota Breeding Bird Atlas.

Through the assistance of the staff from the Minneapolis Recreation and Park Board, the girls learned how to use binoculars and birding field guides, how to identify birds, enter data on the breeding bird atlas website, and raise awareness for bird species and their critical habitats. The girls of Troop 10451 provided 25 hours of  community service and identified more than 40 species of birds to the project.