Girl Scouts honors 303 girls with Bronze Award

The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore honored 303 Girl Scouts from Monmouth and Ocean Counties with the Girl Scout Bronze Award on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore’s Program Activity Center in Farmingdale.

The Bronze Award is the highest recognition for achievement in Girl Scouting for girls in grades 4th through 5th. It is earned by Girl Scouts who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through sustainable and measurable Take Action projects that address important community needs. Combined, the Girl Scouts honored on November 1, volunteered more than 6,000 hours while earning the Bronze Award.

The Bronze Award is also the first of Girl Scouts’ three highest awards. In 6th through 8th grade, Girl Scouts can earn the Silver Award, requiring a minimum of 40 hours of community service and a project to benefit their community. In high school, Girl Scouts can earn the Gold Award; for that award, each girl must provide 80 hours of community service and demonstrate leadership skills while completing a project that will make a lasting and on-going difference in her community. The Gold Award is the most difficult award to earn in Girl Scouting.

“The Girl Scouts’ highest awards are more than a patch or badge on a vest; they make a life-long impact” said Eileen M. Higgins, CEO, Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore. “Girl Scouts who earn our highest awards report greater success in reaching their goals in many areas, including higher education and careers, life skills and community involvement.”

It’s never too late to become a Girl Scout. To learn how to get involved and discover additional opportunities offered by Girl Scouts, visit jerseyshoregirlscouts.org/join.

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Cadette Troop 214 from Colts Neck explain how they earned their Bronze Award project titled “Donations for the Military” in partnership with Operation Shoebox. The girls band together to collect supplies, packaging and shipping care packages to U.S. troops based in Iraq, Afghanistan and other Middle East countries.

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