Many young people have no idea about community life. Some look around their neighborhood or school wondering how they can contribute to make a change for the better. That's exactly what three cadettes belonging to Girl Scout Troup 2378 of the Michigan Shore to Shore Council did earlier this year. The teens found a project that would improve the quality of life of children in our community. For their effort, the cadettess earned the Girl Scouts' Silver Award, the highest award cadettes can receive in the Girl Scouts. Earning this award gave the three teens the opportunity to demonstrate their leadership abilities, organizational skills, determination, and dedication to improving their community.
The cadettes found an apartment unit at York Creek Apartments that Land & Co. has donated for use by the Comstock Park Schools for various after school programs. In addition, the unit is being used by numerous organizations such as Arbor Circle, Bethany Christian Services. The cadettes discovered that the unit was in dire need of painting and decoration, new furnishing, and organization of books, supplies and equipment. They painted the entire unit in bright colors, decorated the walls, painted a wall mural, obtained some attractive furniture, and built bookshelves and shelving in a storage room.
Sunday afternoon, the cadettes hosted an open house of the facility that was attended by family, friends, and other supporters. Congratulations are in order for Becky Clawson, Leah Pratt and Emily Roys and their Scout leader Sally Roys.
Front left to right Leah Pratt, Becky Clawson and Emily Roys with leader Sally Roys in front of the wall mural they created and painted.
|The cadettes created this display of the project|
Bright colors, attractive decorations, bright bookshelves and nice furniture transformed this reading room.
|The computer room was also redecorated|
|Family, friends and supporters enjoyed punch, coffee and a variety of tasty treats|