4 GS Gold Awards

1 Girl Scout Troop-7 girls/7 awards

Girl Scout Troop 281 in Binghamton,has been a registered troop for 12 years and we have completed a mile stone this year.7 Girls-7 awards.2 Bronze Awards-the highest a Junior Girl Scout can earn ,1 Silver-the highest a Cadette Girl Scout can earn and 4 Golds.The GS gold award is the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve.Katie Laskaris-The Ray Family Memorial,Brown Park,Binghamton,Amanda Huften-Humane Society Pet Supplies,Krystal Laskaris-Project Paw Cat Waste Composting,and Christi Sturdevant-Wyoming Conference Home Mural.Katie Laskaris' memorial was in memory of her friend Christy Ray and her family lost in a house fire May 2006 and to say "I'm sorry" for a 4th grade argument they had the day before the fire.Two benches and a plaque were installed,so they will never be forgotten.Amanda Huften's project was in support of the animals at the Humane Society-unfortunately all supplies were lost in the Sept.flood.She knows this is a hard time for people but is asking for the animals not to be forgotten.Krystal Laskaris'project was to show that cat waste could be composted and used in gardens instead of going to the landfills.With much research and red tape,a double compost bin has been erected at Project Paw.Christi Sturdevant's project was to paint a mural at Wyoming Conference Home to help the children have a peaceful area.The children at the home voted on 3 pictures and voted in a beautiful pond scene with glow in the dark fireflies.
The Bronze awards go to Marah Doolittle and Brittany Huften for supplying a local SOS shelter with hygiene supply bags and hygiene supplies.The Silver goes to Jennifer Dougher for supplying a local SOS shelter pillows and matching bags for 20 girls and 20 boys.Congradulations to all for their hard work and dedication to their projects,each taking at least 2 years of planning and work to achieve!All will be recognized at The Women of Distinction dinner in May.

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