8 Trussville Girl Scouts earn big honors
By David Knox
Eight members of Girl Scout Troop 30981, all students at Paine Intermediate School, recently earned the highest award a Girl Scout Junior can attain.
Brooklyn Stooksberry, Camden DeSimone, Caraline Cox, Caroline Rowe, Elise Tennyson, Isabella Vidales, Machaela Charles and Summer Stephens each received the Girl Scout Bronze Award for their project Warm and Fuzzy for Jessie’s Place.
The girls hosted an event where they taught Girl Scouts of all ages from other troops how to make hats and scarves. They also took up purchased hats, scarves, gloves and socks from attendees, which they donated to Jessie’s Place.
Jessie’s Place, a part of the Jimmie Hale Mission, was established in 1998 as a haven for homeless and hurting women and children seeking shelter while preparing to reach self-sufficiency. They become involved in daily life skills training, Bible studies, case management, counseling, education remediation, career readiness, and children’s programs including play therapy.
The Girl Scout Bronze Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Junior (fourth- and fifth-graders) can earn. This award recognizes that a Girl Scout Junior has gained the leadership and planning skills required to follow through with a project that makes a positive difference in her community.