When Troop 951 discovered that one in four children in America grow up without learning how to read, they decided to take action by promoting early literacy in an effort of earning their Bronze Award.
By approaching family and friends for donations, placing collection boxes at schools and hosting a book drive, the girls ended up collecting over 5,000 children’s books. Not only did the girls collect these books, they also wrote a play script and created puppets, which were all donated to Cops ‘N Kids Chandler.
And it doesn’t stop there! Because of their remarkable efforts, Troop 951 received the Visionary Girl Award by Childsplay and the Phoenix Mercury. The Visionary Girl Award recognizes and celebrates incredible young women in Arizona who have a unique vision of creating new ways of engaging in the community.
Troop 951 is learning to reach out to make a positive impact on children’s lives. Fantastic job, girls!
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