Scouts earn Bronze Award for service

Members of local Girl Scout Junior Troop 1416 recently partnered with Kennedy Krieger Institute to earn their Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest award a Girl Scout Junior can obtain.

Troop 1416 worked closely with Kennedy Krieger to help make its annual Camp S.O.A.R. program a success.

Camp S.O.A.R. — Siblings Outdoor Adventure Retreat — took place during a July weekend at Hashawha Environmental Center, north of Westminster. It provides an opportunity for children and adolescents with brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal disorders or injuries to spend time at camp with their siblings.

The theme of the camp this year was "Outer Space." Troop 1416 created a banner to welcome the campers, outer-space decorations for all of the cabins, a songbook with their own favorite camp songs, and picture frames to help campers remember their time at Hashawha once they return home.

The girls used earnings from their cookie sales to pay for the supplies and purchase some additional fun extras for the campers to enjoy, including alien squirt guns and alien antennae headbands.

As part of their preparation, the troop visited Kennedy Krieger Institute in May to learn about the work they do and spend one-on-one time playing with some of the patients being treated there.

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