Troop 490 earns Silver Award

Front row, from left, Denae Reimann, Sidney Layton and Payton Neier; and back row, Emma Buening, Zoe Hollinden and Emma Cashmore.

Troop 490 from Holland and Huntingburg achieved their Silver Award, the second highest award a Girl Scout can earn.

Denae Reimann, Sidney Layton, Payton Neier, Emma Buening, Zoe Hollinden and Emma Cashmore were honored on May 9 at the highest awards ceremony in Ferdinand for creating sustainable, positive impact in their community. Troop 490 is led by Janelle Hollinden and Shawn Layton of South Dubois County.

The Silver Award project involved providing healthy snacks for the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center breakroom at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. Together, these Girl Scouts collaborated on a document outlining healthy tips for patients at the Cancer Center as well as providing CDs for use by the Caring Tunes team.

Going for the Girl Scout Silver Award — the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn — gives girls the chance to show that they are leaders who are organized, determined and dedicated to improving their communities. Earning this award puts them among an exceptional group of girls who have used their knowledge and leadership skills to make a difference in the world.

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