Girl Scouts are taught to be the ultimate G.I.R.L.s-Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers, and Leaders. Through community take action projects, Girl Scouts show their continuous interest in community service and making a difference in their community, by earning the Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest award available for Girl Scout Cadettes. Earning the Girl Scout Silver Award shows a Girl Scout’s commitment to helping others, improving her community and world, and becoming the best she can be.Part of the award requirements is a community service project which is usually done in a group but can be done individually.


Girl Scout Silver Award recipient Leah Haines of Gonzales Troop 10340 wanted to live up to the Girl Scout Promise by helping those in need. She held an event titled, Tying our Community Together, in the First United Methodist Church Education Center. Her workshop was filled with kids and adults who helped make tie pillows for residents of the Bishop Ott Shelter. Haines’ presentation was to inform others about homelessness and make suggestions on how each person can make a difference in life of someone in need, even by making comfy pillows. Kristin Haines was project advisor.