Westlake Girl Scout Troop earns Bronze Award

Westlake Girl Scout Troop 70081 earned a Bronze Award for helping to improve indoor and outdoor recess at Dover Intermediate.

With cooperation from Dover Intermediate School students and staff, Westlake Girl Scout Troop 70081 earned their Bronze Award. The Bronze Award is the highest honor possible for a Junior Girl Scout and requires over 20 hours of work from each girl.

For their Bronze Award project, they found ways to improve indoor and outdoor recess at Dover Intermediate School. The students have indoor recess during bad weather, very cold or rainy days. At indoor recess they sit at tables and sometimes talk to each other, or watch a movie. 

The girls had the idea of playing games as a way to improve indoor recess. The girls held a game drive to collect new or gently used board or card games. In total, 59 games were donated to the game drive. The girls then collected, sorted and organized the games and put them on a game cart. The girls taught the aides how to use the game cart and the rules. Now indoor recess will be more fun and more enjoyable.

The girls started an effort to improve outdoor recess. Once the girls realized the options for outdoor recess were limited, they created a survey and shared it with the school. The students voted on what they wanted to add to outdoor recess.

After the results were tallied, the girls made a presentation showing the number of votes the activities had, and the pros and cons for each activity. The troop presented the results to Mr. Nick Miller, the principal of Dover Intermediate School. Mr. Miller is working on bringing an additional soccer net, volleyball net and tetherball to add to the outdoor recess options which will allow more students to participate during recess.

The Bronze Award has been a very fun experience for our troop. The girls are excited to see how their work improves indoor and outdoor recess at Dover Intermediate School. Congratulations to the Girl Scout Troop 70081!

Jenn Richards

Live in Westlake. Active in PTA and Girl Scouts.

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Volume 11, Issue 7, Posted 9:51 AM, 04.02.2019