New Orleans Girl Scouts win award for service project _lowres

Photo provided by Girl Scouts Louisiana East -- Members of New Orleans Girl Scout Troop 40787 visited the Juliette Gordon Low House in Savannah, Georgia, recently. Low founded the Girl Scout movement in 1912. Girl Scout Bronze Award recipients are, from left, Natalie Sobel, Kelsey Kirsch, Riley Price, Iman Ferguson, Sophia Wilson, Nia Talbott and Isabel Wilson.

Seven Girl Scouts in New Orleans Troop 40787 recently earned the Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest award a Girl Scout Junior can achieve. The award requires the completion of a series of leadership challenges that are appropriate to their Girl Scout level and prepares them for their final take-action project.

For its Bronze Award take-action project, Girl Scout Junior Troop 40787, of New Orleans, worked together to improve the quality of life of runaway and homeless youth that utilize Tulane’s Drop-In Center.

Recognizing that the youth were homeless and spent most of their time outside, they promoted and conducted a clothing drive at Lusher; set up drop boxes; hosted a holiday party for Girl Scout Daisies, collecting socks as admission; and informed their school community about the Drop-In Center’s services and needs.

The Girl Scouts are Iman Ferguson, Kelsey Kirsch, Riley Price, Natalie Sobel, Nia Talbott, Isabel Wilson, and Sophia Wilson. The project adviser was Natasha Wilson.