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Junior Ridgefield Girl Scouts Earn Bronze Award

From left:  Kathleen Murdock (PTA), Ava Manganiello, Charli McLemore, Katy Perry, Rebecca Pembrook (BMES Principal), Alexa Kemmer, Jordan Rubinfeld, Emily Malagisi (PTA) and Alexa Bellhouse.

Troop 50664 Earns Bronze Award

All members of Junior Girl Scout Troop 50664 have earned their Bronze Award, the highest level award girls can achieve by 5th grade. All troop members are rising fifth graders at Barlow Mountain Elementary School, and their alma mater will be the recipient of the troop’s community service project.

Guided by troop leader Cynthia Kemmer, the girls first identified the need to replace and replenish educational games and toys for indoor recess. Once they obtained permission from the principal and PTA leaders, the girls took action by surveying teachers and students about their favorite age-appropriate items. The next steps included announcing the drive to the student body via collection boxes, making in-school morning announcements and sending PTA e-mail blasts. Success was achieved when more than 50 games and toys were donated for indoor recess.

“It was pleasure to assist our Barlow Girl Scout troop with their service project,” said Rebecca Pembrook, principal at BMES. “At Barlow, we learn to lead the way with kindness. The girls took this philosophy and put it in to action. Their deeds will be appreciated by all Barlow students in the future.”

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