Girl Scouts earn Silver Award

Christie Cochran Special to the Star-Herald, Special to The County
17 years ago

Four girls from Presque Isle’s Cadette Troop 81 have worked hard, earning their Silver Award. This is the final award before the prestigious Gold Award, the highest that Girl Scouts can earn.     This award represents a special commitment to the girls themselves, their community, the world and the future. Each girl puts her leadership skills, career interests and personal values together to create a project to serve her community.
Rachel Churchill, a junior at Presque Isle High School and the daughter of Jim and Cathy Churchill of Chapman, earned her Silver by creating boxes of activities and craft supplies for Girl Scout troops to create S.W.A.P.S., which are small items girls make and trade when they meet new Girl Scouts at an event.
Megan Davis, the daughter of Peter and Kathy Davis of Presque Isle, is a Presque Isle High School junior. She planned and carried out a geo-caching event designed to teach younger Girl Scouts how to use a GPS and compass.
Divya Bisht, the daughter of Vikram and Rita Bisht and a freshman at Presque Isle High School, created a project to showcase the culture, customs and traditions of India to the Aroostook community.
Haley Smith is the daughter of Frank and Roxann Smith and a grade 8 student at the Presque Isle Middle School. For her award, she researched opportunities for teens to volunteer for various County organizations, creating a reference list for teens. The list is now available through the Guidance Office at the middle and high schools in Presque Isle.
The four award-winning Girl Scouts are members of honor rolls at their respective schools and all the girls plan to continue in Girl Scouting with the eventual goal of earning their Girl Scout Gold Award and pursing higher education.