Fifth grade Girl Scout Troop 1140 from Mahopac is working towards their Bronze Award this year. The Bronze Award is the highest award that a Junior Girl Scout can earn. The Bronze Award Project is a team effort by a group of Juniors, usually from a single troop. The project's objective must be to benefit the local community and/or benefit Girl Scouting as a whole in some way. Each scout is expected to contribute 20 hours to the project. The project is to be girl-led, but, unlike the Silver and Gold Awards, adults may be on-hand to assist and guide.
The ten girls of this troop will be working to assemble Bedtime Bags for shelter and foster children. The bags will consist of a throw blanket, a small stuffed animal, crayons and coloring books or a journal with a fun pen and cozy socks. The troop is hoping that this will help with some initial fears when going to a new place. The bags will be donated between the Child Advocacy Center Putnam County and the Putnam/Northern Westchester Women's Resource Center. They are hoping to make a total of 50 bags.
Troop 1140 will be collecting new throw blankets and a cozy socks at the Mahopac SEPTO Cookies with Santa event Lakeview Elementary School on Friday, December 7th from 6:00-8:00pm. We will also be collecting at the annual Girl Scout Holiday Fair on Saturday, December 1st at the Mahopac Middle School from 11am-2pm. Both events are open to the public!