Slidell Girl Scout earns Bronze Award _lowres

Photo provided by Girl Scouts Louisiana East -- Girl Scout Junior Julia Underwood, of Slidell Troop 30044, collected donations for her local food bank.

Junior Girl Scout Julia Underwood, of Slidell Troop 30044, has earned the Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest award a Junior Girl Scout can achieve. The award requires the completion of a series of leadership challenges and prepares the girl for her final take-action project.

When Underwood realized some kids at her school went hungry in the summer, she decided to have a food drive for her local food bank, canvassing the neighborhoods for donations. Her project adviser was Kari Spencer.

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