Girl scouts win bronze
The girl scout troop’s serve the community
By Macy Cochran
The girl scout troop #13161 in Tryon won the bronze award, which is the third highest award in junior girl scouting (grades 4 and 5).
The girl scout bronze award was earned due to the time it took to complete the girl scout junior journey. Within the minimum 20 hours per each girl to build their team, explore the community and plan a project.
For the project, the girls split into two groups. One group worked on a project that involved painting the walls in the 4th and 5th grade girls’ bathrooms at Tryon Elementary School. In addition, they add inspirational quotes to the walls.
The other group worked on creating a children’s reading area at Roseland Community, which consisted of collecting donated books, building a bookcase, sewing pillows, cleaning donated décor and painting art for the new room.
Barry Pryor of Henson Building Materials took part in donating to the girl scouts’ project. He says, “We did it because we felt like it was the right thing to do. We knew that it was something the girls were doing for the community, and we wanted to support them.”
The bronze award ceremony took place at the Tryon Fine Arts Amphitheater.
Many organizations, businesses, and individuals within the community donated funds including the Kiwanis Club, Latisha Miller, Kevin Weis, Andy Millard, Marianne Carruth, Barry Pryor and Kimberly Granville and Rosie Devito.