Girls Scouts receive bronze award

Girls Scouts: Abby Webb, Mia Crum, Hunter Slack, Maelynn Howell and Savannah Williams in front of the Girl Scout Mural in Portsmouth.

Girl Scouting’s highest awards——the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards——are a girl’s chance to make a lasting difference in the world.

Five local girl scouts have been honored and presented the Girl Scout Bronze award, the highest recognition for achievement in Girl Scouting for girls in grades four and five. The girls are Abby Webb, Mia Crum, Hunter Slack, Maelynn Howell and Savannah Williams, these girls are part of Girl Scout Troop 2659.

The Bronze Award recognizes Girl Scouts who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through sustainable and measurable Take Action projects and address important community needs.

The girls Take Action project was a recycle project and helped our community’s local SOMC hospice team with their annual “Hike for Hospice.” They developed a Take Action plan to address the issue and help better our community.

The members of troop 2659 used their strengths, talents, and skills and put their plan in action to earn the Bronze Award while each was taking a leadership role.

The girls were supported in their Bronze Award efforts by their troop leaders Karen Crum and Crystal Webb, the troop mothers, and by SOMC Hospice.