Saturday, May 17, 2008


This morning we attended our Girl Scout Neighborhood Bridging Ceremony. Emily was bridging from Junior Girl Scouts to Cadette Girl Scouts. We actually didn't realize that Emily would be bridging this year until I received an email from our Girl Scout Council stating that the different levels of Girl Scouting would be changing age groups next year.

Besides bridging to Cadettes, Emily was also presented with her Bronze Award. The Bronze Award is the highest award that a Junior Girl Scout can earn. The project that she worked on to earn her Bronze Award was helping animals. She and some other girls from her troop worked on several service projects that benefit animals. They collected donations of pet food, pet toys, blankets, kitty litter, and other pet items. They also baked dog biscuits and made "happy socks" (baby socks stuffed with pillow stuffing and cat nip). Then they delivered all of their goods to the Humane Society and toured the facility.

After all of the Neighborhood awards and bridging ceremony, Emily's troop had their own End-of-Year award ceremony. We couldn't stay for that, though, because Emily had a soccer game to get to. So, her troop leader gave Emily her awards before the troop award ceremony so we could go ahead and leave.


Andrea said...

Wow, busy day for Emily! Congrats!!

Debbie said...

Great Emily...Its so nice to see girls continue on with scouting...Many, many years ago, it seemed that girls would go as for as Girl Scouts and not continue to Cadettes...

Congratulations Emily!

Melodie said...

Yes, Debbie, a lot of girls do drop out around the 6th grade. Some of it has to do with getting home from school later and having more homewrok to do, but most of the time they just don't think that Girl Scouts is "cool" anymore.
Sarah is also still is Girl Scouts, and I plan to keep both girls in for as long as possible. I also plan to use them to help out with Katie's Daisy troop when she starts school in three (eek!) years.