Spencer Junior Girl Scout Troop 6197 earns Bronze Award
For Hub City Times
SPENCER — The Spencer Junior Girl Scout Troop 6197 wanted to do something to make an impression on the Spencer community.
Highway 13 has a fairly new sidewalk with some benches but nowhere for garbage to be disposed of properly. After spending an afternoon cleaning up trash from the side of the road in late spring, the girls decided they would like to raise money to purchase garbage cans.
After many brainstorm sessions and the subsequent fundraising events, including a brat fry, community movie, and outreach to local businesses, the scouts were able to purchase two garbage cans along Highway 13 and earn their Bronze Award.
The Girl Scout Bronze Award is the highest award a Junior Girl Scout can achieve. The award recognizes efforts in a wide range of Girl Scout experiences and the girls’ commitment to improving their community and the lives of others.