Girl Scouts Clean Up Camp Hoover to Earn Silver Award!

By: Kim Dunne, Media Manager

Silver AwardCynthia, Brooke, Heather, Rachel, Olivia, and Jasmine, from Troop 10053 in Lakeland recently cleaned up Camp Hoover in order to earn their Girl Scout Silver Award.

The girls each worked 50 hours. They cleaned and blazed trails, named the trails, and hand painted the trail signs. The girls also photographed and identified animals, trees, plants and bushes, birds, wild fruit and poisonous plants. They researched all the items they identified and put together six trail books – one for each of the campsites at Camp Hoover. Not only that but they also used a GPS and helped a cartographer make a map of the whole camp.

The girls presented the maps and trail books to Ranger Sprague at Camp Hoover.

For their hard work, Town of Geddes Supervisor, Manny Falcone, gave each girl a proclamation and named May 27, 2014 as Girl Scout Troop 10053 Day!

Great job girls! Are you working on earning your Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award? Let us know about it! E-mail stories and pictures to kdunne@gsnypenn.org and we may feature your story right here!

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