- West Orange High
Five West Orange Girl Scout Troop Members Earn Prestigious Silver Award
WEST ORANGE, NJ - Five Girl Scouts from West Orange Troop 20030 have earned the prestigious Silver Award, the second-highest award a Girl Scout can receive, and the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn.
The girls are all ninth graders and have been friends and Girl Scouts since they were all students at Redwood Elementary School: Laura Roth, Nicole Ng, Shruti Parekh, Sabrina Lewis, and Jaime Dolegwoski.
The Silver Award earned by Girl Scouts "gives you the chance to show that you are a leader who is organized, determined, and dedicated to improving your community. Earning the award puts you among an exceptional group of girls who have used their knowledge and leadership skills to make a difference in the world."
The requirements for earning a Silver Award are listed below.
Silver Award Steps
- Identify an issue you care about.
- Build your Girl Scout Silver Award team or decide to go solo.
- Explore your community.
- Pick your Silver Award project.
- Develop your project.
- Make a plan and put it into motion.
- Reflect, share your story, and celebrate.
Silver Award Project
The Silver Award Project can be done as an individual or as a small group (2-4). Each Girl Scout is expected to contribute 50 hours to the project. The project is to be girl-led, but adults can advise and assist when necessary. Although the general guidelines have been established by GSUSA, it is important to check with the local Council on the exact procedure.
Laura, Sabrina, and Jaime worked together on their project, "Improving the West Orange Softball Field."
The girls all played softball in West Orange. During an away game Jaime noticed that many towns had very nice fields for the girls to play on. Sabrina has a younger brother who plays on the PAL field in West Orange and she noticed how nice his field was but Degnan and Kelly (where a majority of the West Orange softball games are played) were not nearly as nice.
Oct. 21, 2021