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Scouts awarded for service

From left, Hannah Wright, Rachel Wright, and Diana Hocksema from Bailey Lake Troop 13149 check out some Girl Scout photos. Photo by Phil Custodio (click for larger version)
May 26, 2010 - Clarkston Girl Scouts honored 41 Gold, Silver, and Bronze award winners, April 15.

Four Junior troops earned Bronze Awards, the highest available.

Troop 11897 organized the 2010 Clarkston Girl Scout International Night, attended by more than 500 scouts and guests. As part of their project, they collected and donated $175 to Haitian relief efforts.

Troop 13149 volunteered more than 100 hours at the Clarkston Community Garden, harvesting almost 11 thousand pounds of food from the vegetable patch. The food was distributed through Lighthouse and some was taken to Gleaner's Food Bank.

Troop 11913 collected more than 1,000 books for a children's library at Grace Centers of Hope in Pontiac. They also made cat boxes, dog treats, and toys for the animals at the Oakland County Animal Care Center.

Troop 13059 provided free babysitting services during Parent/Teacher Conferences in October and March at Independence Elementary.

Two Cadet troops were recognized with their Silver Award.

Troop 11300 planned six activities to help Junior scouts earn their "Environmental Health" badge.

Troop 11657 worked with Kindergarten troops and worked with them through their first few months with meetings and activities. At the end of their project, a new Daisy troop was formed.

Gold Awards, the highest in Girl Scouts, were awarded to Troop 10727, for clearing around Depot Theater, home to Clarkston Village Players. They put down a brick patio, planted gardens and put up a white picket fence.

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