West bank Girl Scout Juniors earn Bronze Awards _lowres

Photo provided by Girl Scouts Louisiana EastÑAllison Lefante, Cececilia Occhipinti and Iris Kobrock, from left, planned a book drive and millage awareness campaign for the Hubbell Library. They are members of Girl Scout Troop 40040 in Algiers.

Two groups of West Bank Girl Scouts have 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.

When Iris Kobrock, Allison Lefante, and Cecelia Occhipinti in Algiers Girl Scout Junior Troop 40040 learned that Hubbell Library might be closed if a library millage didn’t pass, they organized a book drive for the library and raised awareness about the library millage vote as part of the drive. The project adviser was Joni Kobrock.

Girl Scout Juniors in Gretna Troop 40097 wanted to help those in need, so they decided to make gift bags from T-shirts, which they filled with toys for children staying at the New Orleans Women’s Shelter.

One resident wrote back, “They brought gifts for the children, juice, cupcakes, and most important ... Compassion! They didn’t treat us like less-fortunate outcasts; they showered us with so much kindness and respect.”

They are Sofia Bosch, Isabella Bueno, Olivia Buras, Leia Jackson, Emma Johnston, Emily Killian, Evelyn Lambert, Amyri Lawson, Sofia Luther, Madison Moses, Emma Potts, Ashley Sutherland, Balseba Tewelde and Hailey White. The project advisers were Toni Potts and Jen Buras.