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Local Girl Scout troop working toward Bronze Award

Published April 11. 2012 05:01PM

Girl Scout Junior Troop 50363 members of West End Service Unit of Girl Scouts are working to achieve their Bronze Award with an event named "Scouts Sharing Stories" The event will be held on Saturday, April 21, in the Pleasant Valley Middle School cafeteria from 12-3 p.m.

The girls plan to host 100 fellow girl scouts, along with Cub Scouts in grades K through 3.

"Scouts Sharing Stories" originated so the girls could share their love of reading and their awareness of recycling. The girls have been collecting used books for the past five months to donate back to the children in the community. At the most recent sorting meeting, it was estimated that 1,200 books have been collected.

Dressed as storybook characters, the scouts will provide story time, help scouts make bookmarks, and provide a snack and goody bag for each participant.

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

In addition to this event, they are scheduled to help read to students at the Pleasant Valley Reading Fair on May 2.

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