Girl Scout Junior Troop 50363, West End Service Unit of Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania, recently completed the Bronze Award with an event named Scouts Sharing Stories.

The Scouts hosted 50 youth from preschool through third grade at the event. Scouts

Sharing Stories originated so the Scouts could share a love for reading and awareness for recycling. The Scouts collected over 1,200 used books over the past seven months to donate back to children in the community.

Dressed as storybook characters, the Scouts provided story time, a variety of bookmark crafts, a snack, and a goody bag for each participant. Each participant picked out 10 books to take home in those bags. Any leftover books were donated to local agencies that work with children.

The Bronze Award is the highest award a Junior Girl Scout can achieve. The Scouts must spend 20 hours planning and completing this community service project.

In addition to this event, the Scouts volunteered at the Pleasant Valley Reading Fair on May 2, reading to students and doing bookmark crafts.

The Scouts did an amazing job and worked extremely hard and should be very proud of themselves. They thank all who attended and donated books and items to help make the event so successful.