Aurora Girl Scout Troops 179 (led by Cindy Alexander & Paula Ivars) and 330 (led by Stacie Madill & Lisa Sprouse) completed their Bronze Award this past spring by cleaning up and adding signs to a trail at Camp Ledgewood, a Girl Scout camp in Peninsula, OH. Girls completing this project were Jordan, Molly, Ann Marie, Madison, Terri, and Madison.
The Girl Scout Bronze Award is the highest honor a Junior Scout can earn. It involves earning badges related to the project, completing a Girl Scout sign, & earning the Junior Aid Award or Junior Leadership Award. The girls must be the planners of this project and must complete 15 hours on the project, including planning time (at least 7 of them on the actual work).
These girls hiked the Glacier Loop trail in 4th grade and felt it needed more signs to make it easier to hike. The girls made wooden signs by cutting wood, staining the wood, carving and painting the trail symbols into the signs, and posting them along the trail to supplement the ones already there. They also cleared debris from the path & moved fallen tree limbs to the sides of the trail to help make the path more identifiable. They finished the project by planting flowers near the start of the trail, by the sign.
The girls completed the physical work May 21-23. Michele Cassidy and Ann Starr's 4th grade Junior Troop 789 were camping that weekend as well at Ledgewood and provided dinner for those working on their Bronze project.
The girls bridged to Cadettes, the next level in Girl Scouts, in June.
In the picture attached: Molly, Ann Marie, Terri, Madison, & Jordan.