Santee Girl Scouts earn highest honored Silver Awards

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Santee’s 6048 Girl Scout Troop will be receiving their Silver Awards, the highest honor a cadette can fulfill. It takes a rigorous process of about three years of hard work in their communities for a girl scout troop to be able to attain this. 

With these awaited past three years almost completed, the Silver Award ceremony will be held on June of next year.  Sherrie Peregud, the 6048 Girl Scout Troop leader and supervisor has been working with the girls during this long process.

Santee’s 6048 Girl Scout Troop will be receiving their Silver Awards, the highest honor a cadette can fulfill. It takes a rigorous process of about three years of hard work in their communities for a girl scout troop to be able to attain this. 

With these awaited past three years almost completed, the Silver Award ceremony will be held on June of next year.  Sherrie Peregud, the 6048 Girl Scout Troop leader and supervisor has been working with the girls during this long process.

“You have to do a lot of work, research, a lot of voting and a lot of community service to do to get to the point of saying ‘this is what we want to do, this is the difference we’re going to make’,” she said. 

During this time the girl scouts must come up with a method that will help improve their communities over a period of time. They must then take time to research their ideas and learn in what ways they can each can each leave their trace in the world.

“It has gone from brainstorming to looking things up online or talking to different people in the community, to bringing it to here,” said Peregud.

The Girl Scout’s also volunteer at the Boys & Girls Club and work with kids to teach them in what ways they too can help with improving the community.

Troop 6048 consists of eight girls who are each working on their own individual projects all connected by their strive to reduce, reuse and recycle. “Reusing, Recycling and Reducing” is the method the cadettes chose to use for their projects.

Bella, one of the Girl Scouts is working on the concept of Re-make. She came up with a heartwarming way to give someone special a sweet gift. By finding rocks outside one’s house, when you they are out on a walk or just about anywhere and cleaning them, one can then write a message on the rock and gift it. It’s an efficient way to make things out of something that is already around us naturally rather than something that needs to be produced.

“You can give it to them as a gift for no money. It doesn’t cost anything,” said Bella

Another cadette, Twila, worked on re-purpose. She filled cute socks with rice and placed them in the freezer so that they could work as “boo boo buddies” and give the sock another purpose.

Emilee will use her creativity by up-cycling old clothes and turning them into something new in order to find a way to re-generate on Earth. Amanda will teach to recycle by turning empty toilet paper rolls, that would have otherwise been thrown away, into snowmen. By decorating them with paint and markers they then turn into festive Christmas decorations.

In order to reduce waste Kaylee will be creating different types of fun water bottle toppers to inspire people to use reuse them and not throw more plastic into landfills after only one use.

“If kids use the water bottle every day that’s 365 bottles. If they refill it one time that cuts it into about 185 bottles a year,” said Peregud.

Even reusing a bottle once can make the biggest difference she said.

Faith observed the large amount of people who regularly drink starbucks. By turning the cups into tissue dispensers she achieved her concept of re-model.

Creative items are a great way to inspire greener communities but kids need to also be aware of the facts and benefits that these topics can bring. Wendy will resolve this by making handouts to pass around to kids informing them to how to make a difference with landfills.

“I’m doing reusing and we’re taking old newspaper and turning it into snowflakes,” said Haley, another Girl Scout. “It is a kid friendly craft that you can use to decorate your tree or around your house.”

These cadettes are set to complete their projects by the end of the month. After years of hard work they have now witnessed some of the impacts they’ve made in their community.

“We’ve done a lot of community service and stuff like that and it’s a lot of fun to see the impact that you’ve made by doing something, even something small, and it makes you feel good,” said Haley.

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