Snoqualmie Girl Scout Troop 42403 earns Silver Award
June 4, 2014
All 11 members of the Snoqualmie Cadette Girl Scout Troop 42403 will celebrate earning their Silver Award at a ceremony June 14 at Julia’s Place in Seattle.
Julia’s Place is a homeless shelter for families.
The Silver Award is the second highest honor Girl Scouting. To earn it, each girl must demonstrate leadership and spend about 50 hours planning and implementing a sustainable service project.
After being trained to work with homeless people, the girls provided dinner for the families on several occasions and hosted the families in the shelter in the evenings.
“It was humbling. It makes you realize how lucky you are,“ said Eden Mark, one of the Cadettes.
After this experience, they assessed what could be done to make Julia’s Place a better home for the families. The girls sewed curtains and a wall hanging quilt, painted a mural and a blackboard wall, built a toy garage and clothes hook strips, and purchased storage cupboards and other useful items.
The troop used cookie money to purchase supplies.
The troop of 13-year-olds, all middle school students, meets at the Snoqualmie United Methodist Church.
They have been together for eight years.