Eleven Girl Scouts from Dawson, MN, recently earned their Bronze Award after making their community a safer place. The girls from Troops 30207 and 30228 chose to tackle a safety issue that they and other students faced daily: lack of sidewalks along the road to their school. Students were forced to duck around parked cars and near traffic, placing themselves at risk. The girls saw this as an issue and sought out the support of the community by collecting signatures. After conducting researching, the girls presented their case to the school board. Coincidentally, a reporter from the local paper and member of the Regional Development Commission (RDC) were at the meeting and recognized the girls’ attempt to make the school a safer place. Thanks to community support and a grant obtained with the help of the RDC, sidewalks were placed along the school. Due to their hard work and perseverance, the Girl Scouts in Troops 30207 and 30228 made a difference in their community and earned the Girl Scout Bronze Award. Congratulations!Troops 30207 and 30228 attend a school board meeting to state their case for increasing safety along the roadway.
This summer we’re featuring randomly selected Bronze, Silver and Gold Award recipients on our blog. Stay tuned for more stories about Girl Scouts who’ve made a difference in their community!