Girl Scout Troop 10291 has completed the requirements for Cadette Girls Scout’s highest award, the Silver Award. To earn the award, they had to design and carry out a plan of activities to show their promise to help others and improve their community. The award requires volunteering for a minimum of 50 hours. The girls chose to work with the Riverside Discovery Center. The project centered around providing animal enrichments. The girls made and donated eleven cubes, three square-knot browsers, and one woven-mat out of used firehose. The girls also designed and made a life-size python plinko board that the zoo uses for education.
As the girls became more involved at the zoo, they wanted to help the new orphaned bears. They raised money for the new bear exhibit at the zoo by selling items at Spooktacular. They donated $400 for the new exhibit by selling bath bombs, bear claw cookies, bear snack mix, and holding a raffle basket.
The girls final part of the project was to hold a Riverside Enrichment Day. They demonstrated how to make the firehose and plinko board enrichments to other Girl Scouts and their families. They also played games, had a craft, and encouraged letters/drawings to the Scottsbluff City Council in support of the zoo.
The girls encourage the community to support Riverside Discovery Center and its wonderful events and activities. The girls that earned this award are from left to right: Jozlynn Randall, Kaitlyn Peterson, Olivia Mack, Anneka Williams, Abi Parker, Abby Harveson, Brennalyn Carlson, (Alex Henwood-Mason, education curator, is shown accepting check), and Kyra Iles.