50 local Girl Scouts were recently honored at their annual Investiture and Rededication Ceremony. The Service was held November 3rd at Hawfields Presbyterian Church. The girls performed a flag ceremony and new members were honored with membership pins.
Returning members rededicated their commitment to the Girl Scout organization. Members who moved up to the next level of Scouting crossed over the bridge as part of the Bridging Ceremony. There are six levels of Girl Scouts ranging from the youngest Kindergarten/First Grade Daisies to the oldest level Ambassadors for high school Juniors and Seniors.
Samantha Holt was honored as a Girl Scout Gold Award recipient. The Gold Award is equivalent to the Boy Scout’s Eagle Scout award. For her project Samantha provided a Community Garden on the grounds of Hawfields Church. She worked with the Hawfields Childcare Center and taught the children about healthy food choices. She donated flowers and crops from the garden to the Childcare Center, the Presbyterian Home of Hawfields and the Catholic Food Ministries.
The garden, planted in the Spring and Summer of 2018 was available to the public to work and harvest. Many Mebanites and local businesses supported Samantha and her project. This is the first Gold Award at Hawfields in over ten years. Samantha is a Junior at Eastern Alamance and is the daughter of Jason and Connie Holt.
Leaders for the Troops are: Daisy Troop #12899 Jenn Croston, Brownie Troop # 41787 Buffy Braun, Junior Troop #40045 Korie Oakley and Amy Gribbin, Cadette Troop # 02188 Susan Mason, Senior and Ambassador Troop # 13002 Emily Bivins.
These Troops are very busy and work diligently to achieve merit badges and provide service to the community. Be on the look out as Cookie Sales should start in the next few weeks. You will be able to purchase from your favorite Girl Scout, from a cookie booth or even order cookies online.
Cookie Sales support the girls projects and service. The Seniors and Ambassadors are working to fund their travel to Puerto Rico to complete one of the girl’s Gold Award projects this Spring.