The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest award a Cadette can earn and the second highest award of the Girl Scouts of the USA. The Silver Award represents a girl's accomplishments in Girl Scouting and in her community as she works to improve her life and the lives of others. Troop 5365, a troop which meets at Sacred Heart School, chose to build and present terrariums to Sacred Hearts two science classrooms as the action portion of their Silver Award project. To obtain the Silver Award, the troop chose to build and present terrariums to Sacred Hearts two science classrooms as the action portion of their Silver Award project. A terrarium is a self-contained eco-system that is capable of reusing its water. Along with the terrariums the girls included instructions on how faculty and students can maintain these terrariums as well as build a terrarium on their own.
Here are the steps the troop took to earn their Girl Scout Silver Award:
1. Go on a Cadette journey.
2. Identify issues you care about.
3. Build your Girl Scout Silver Award team.
4. Explore your community.
5. Pick your Take Action project.
6. Develop your project.
7. Make a plan and put it into motion.
8. Reflect, share your story, and celebrate.
Once the troop completed their journey, it took over 50 hours of work to earn the Girl Scout Silver Award!
Congratulation to our SHG students, Abby O'Neill, Maggie O'Neill, Hannah Greenberg and Allison Sopp from Oklahoma Road Middle School. The Troop hopes the terrariums will be viewed and enjoyed by the students at Sacred Heart School. Pictured below is Troop 5365 and Troop leader, Susan O'Neill, Mrs. Marueen Ord - 7th & 8th grade Science teacher and Mrs. Kathleen Zabora -,4th & 5th grade Science teacher.