Troy Girl Scout Earns Silver Award
In completing a significant community service project, Emily Capps, of Troy, has earned the Silver Award, the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can achieve and the second highest award in Girl Scouting. Emily collected funds and goods for the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Montpelier Farm. The farm helps old or injured race horses who often times would otherwise be put down.
“I learned that if you work hard and find others to help, you can really make a difference,” Emily explained of her project experience. As a member of Girl Scout Troop 9362, she received her award through Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council. She would like to thank Southern States and Dovers Saddlry who donated items to the cause.
With the Silver Award, the project is just one facet of the comprehensive achievement program. The Girl Scout Silver Award represents a girl’s accomplishments in Girl Scouting and in her community as she grows and works to improve her life and the lives of others. The first four requirements of the Silver Award help girls build skills, explore careers, gain leadership skills, and make a commitment to self-improvement. When the first four requirements are completed, a girl may undertake the Silver Award community service project.
Emily is home-schooled, and has been a Girl Scout for nine years. She is the daughter of Patricia and Michael Capps. Her troop leader is Melissa Dickie, of Keene, and her project consultant was Chris Russ.
I was going to post about the Great Pollywog Massacre, but this is better. K