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On Sunday, October 23, the Girl Scouts South Pasadena Service Unit hosted their first ever picnic and awards showcase at Garfield Park. The event was open to local Girl Scouts of all ages, along with their troop leaders and family members. This was the service unit’s first in-person event since the pandemic. It was very well-attended, and included snacks, treats, games, and crafts that were enjoyed by all.
As part of the awards showcase, there were about a dozen Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award projects on display. This was a rare opportunity for scouts to publicly share the community services projects that they have worked so hard on. It was a wonderful way for younger scouts to be inspired for their own future community service projects.
The Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards are awarded to girls who display leadership while engaging in sustainable projects that benefit their community.
Bronze Awards are completed by Girl Scout Juniors during grades 4-5. These are typically completed by the whole troop, and require at least 20 hours per girl.
Silver Awards are completed by Cadettes during grades 6-8. These are small group projects, and require at least 50 hours per girl.
Gold Awards are the highest award that a Girl Scout can achieve. Gold Awards are completed by Seniors and Ambassadors during grades 9-12. These are individual projects, and require at least 80 hours of work by the scout.
Special guests at the event included Mayor Michael Cacciotti, Councilmember Evelyn Zneimer, School Board Member Dr. Ruby Kalra, SPHS Principal John Eldred, and SPUSD Coordinator of Health Services Abigail Silver.