BRUNSWICK, Ohio — Earning the coveted Silver Award in Girl Scouts is something not many young women achieve. It takes time, energy and parents willing to put in the effort to help them reach that goal.
Earning the Silver Award requires Scouts to do a community event to raise awareness for a cause, complete a self-sustaining project and complete a Journey Badge. Three Cadette Scouts with Troop 90545 had all the right ingredients to get to the finish line.
Lilliana Semisorow, Ruthie Metz and Lydia Miller each picked a different journey from those presented to them, then donated plants and built three butterfly houses for the butterfly garden at Heritage Farm in Brunswick for the first two phases of the requirements.
They also wanted to do something new for the young people of the community. After months of planning, they completed the third requirement on Saturday (July 31) by holding a teen health fair.
They asked area agencies and businesses to set up helpful booths at Heritage Farm, home of the Brunswick Area Historical Society, then got the word out so other Scouts and families could come for information and activities relating to their physical and mental health.
Participants provided information on a wide range of topics, from dental health to training dogs to be therapy animals. Some participants included the Medina County Health Department, That Place for Teens, Guidestone Counseling, Best Paws Forward, Medina Show Biz Company and police and fire personnel from Brunswick and Brunswick Hills Township.
Guests were also able to tour the farmhouse museum.
The young women also helped set up and take down all the display areas, so having a nice crowd attend was heartening. They bridge from Cadettes to Seniors in September.
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