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Girl Scout Junior earns the Bronze Cross for saving a person's life


With unstoppable bravery, extraordinary courage and incredible confidence, 10-year-old Katie of Troop 872, earned the Bronze Cross for saving the life of a first grader at her school.

When Katie and the first grader were waiting to get on the school bus, a car suddenly jumped over two curbs and crashed into the bus right where they were standing. Katie saw the car approaching and quickly pushed the first grader out of harm’s way.

Part of the Girl Scout program is to help girls develop skills to improve their lives and the world around them. By reacting quickly to save a life, Katie is a living testament to the highest principles of the Girl Scout Promise and Law.

Katie is a wonderful example of the power of G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™. Her quick thinking saved a life. Girl Scouts of the USA presented her with one of the highest honors bestowed upon Girl Scouts, the Bronze Cross. Fantastic work, Katie! We’re so proud of you.

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