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Cedar Rapids Girl Scouts earn Bronze Award
Troop purchased basic hygiene items to give to families in need in the community
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids Girl Scouts troop was awarded for their community service — purchasing basic hygiene products for families in need.
The Bronze Award is the highest achievement Girl Scout Juniors in fourth and fifth grade can earn, available to girls in elementary school who create sustainable change on a community or world issue. Bronze Award Girl Scouts identify a community issue, create a team, develop a plan and take action. As they transform their world, Bronze Award Girl Scouts gain tangible skills and prove they are the leaders our community and world need.
The girls in troop 2169 in Cedar Rapids — Ella Nachazel, Esmerie Clark, Isabella Mondragon, Kjersten Horning and Nora Prestegard — worked with engagement specialists in their schools to identify six families in need of basic hygiene products.
The girls made a list of every day essentials and purchased them for the families on a $350 budget. Extra supplies were donated to school clinics to be distributed to other families in need.
The girls were greatly moved learning that there are families that go without every day items like a toothbrush or comb, according to a news release from the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. They are always looking for ways to give back and have found a greater appreciation for things they take for granted.
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