Girl Scouts earn Silver Award _lowres

Photo provided by Girl Scouts Louisiana East -- Girl Scout Cadettes Gracie Rutz, Madison Bowman and Katie Crace sit on the fire pit they built for the Slidell Elks Lodge.

Three Cadette Girl Scouts from Slidell Troop 31095 recently earned the Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest award a registered Cadette Girl Scout in grades six through eight can achieve.

Madison Bowman, Katie Crace and Gracie Rutz recently earned the Girl Scout Silver Award, which exemplifies a Girl Scout’s commitment to helping others and making a difference in her community. The Girl Scout Silver Award requires the completion of a series of leadership challenges that prepares them for their final “take action” project that involves approximately 50 hours of work.

The girls had noticed that the Slidell Elks Lodge needed a fire pit, which the girls successfully built. Additionally, they assisted at a local haunted house and at the Villalobos Rescue Center. Project advisers were Chris Bowman and Tera Rutz.

Girl Scouting’s mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

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