On Sunday, June 9th, Wayne Girl Scouts Troop 95839 participated in a Bridging Ceremony where the Junior Girl Scouts officially became Cadettes and were honored for their achievement. Many of these fourteen girls have been involved with Girl Scouts since Kindergarten. Each girl spoke of her experience and what she learned and what she loves about scouting. The ceremony took place on the back yard bridge of local chiropractor and Girl Scout mom, Ingrid Catania. Her daughter Lexi was one of the girl scouts honored. Family watched as one by one these exceptional young ladies crossed over the bridge ready to take on their next challenge with self-confidence and determination. Congratulations to Cadettes -Mia Bruno, Lexi Catania, Evelyn Clewley, Lexie Guevarez, Hailey Jensen, Alex Katz, Juliette Laurin, Kailin Leszkowicz, Skyler Maxwell, Keya Patel, Addison Pistone, Skylar Perrius, Alexa Tunman and Emma Wolke
This year was extra special because eleven members of the Troop were also recognized for achieving the honor of the Girl Scout Bronze Award. This is the highest honor Girl Scouts in grades 4-5 can achieve. The scouts have learned teamwork, organization, perseverance, hard work, and planning; all valuable life skills.
Bronze Award honorees- Lexi Catania, Evelyn Clewley, Lexie Guevarez, Hailey Jensen, Alex Katz, Juliette Laurin, Kailin Leszkowicz, Skyler Maxwell, Keya Patel, Skylar Perrius and Alexa Tunman partnered with various food pantries to achieve their group project which was to provide food for those in need.
Not only does earning the Bronze award teach valuable skills, it also provides a great opportunity to give back to the community. The Girl Scouts began their project by hosting a Holiday Event to collect food items and supermarket gift cards to donate. They continued collecting food items throughout the year by going door to door and collecting food to donate from friends and neighbors. Several of the scouts also participated in “Grow a Row”. At Grow a Row the scouts were part of the group that picked butternut and spaghetti squash. They filled barrels with squash during many hours of work. In all they picked 6,000 pounds. All the produce was once again donated to food pantries which normally do not get fresh fruits and vegetables.
The ambitious troop plans to start their Silver Award project in September.