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Girl Scouts knit their way to silver award

SUMMIT COUNTY – Girl Scout Troop 879 has been working this fall and winter on their Silver Award Project. This is the culmination of several steps, which began three years ago. The Silver Award is the highest award a girl can earn as a Cadette Girl Scout. It recognizes the girls’ efforts in a range of community experiences as well as commitment to working to better their own lives and the lives of others. Members in Troop 879 who are earning their Silver Award include Amanda Campbell, Shelbie Ebert, Kaleigh Gerlich, Jennifer Kleckner, Mikayla Quigley, Sabrina Schmidt and Merida Teot. Other members of the troop who are participating as new members this year are Bonita Ebert and Nadia Valahanova.

The project the girls chose will benefit low-income families who have infants born in Summit County. Through scouting, school, the senior center and the public in general, the troop has been working on putting together care packages containing baby blankets and hand-knit hats to be distributed at Summit County Nursing and The Frisco Medical Center Birthing Place. Troop 879 has surpassed their goal of 50 infant care packages and will be presenting the Frisco Medical Center with 70 infant care packages on March 26, 2003. Troop 879 wishes to thank everyone for their support, especially all the other troops that attended the Thinking Day Event at the Senior Center on February 22, for their generous time and donations, those who chose to participate in the Knitting Seminar on February 26 at the senior center, and Wal-Mart for their fabric donation.


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