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Bronze Award Project

GSTroop713Junior Girl Scout Troop 713 from Girl Scouts of Suffolk County, Service Unit 48 in Shirley, NY recently donated over 20 glucose-testing meters and 8,000 testing strips to diabetics in third-world nations as a part of their Bronze Award project. The Bronze Award is the highest award a Junior Girl Scout can earn. Each girl must dedicate a minimum of 20 hours and the project must include a sustainable element that will improve and/or educate the community about an issue that is important to the girls.
To raise the funds to purchase these supplies, the girls garnered sponsorships to run more than two miles at Girl Scout Camp Edey in Bayport on April 22. They called their run–The Type 1 Run in an effort to raise awareness about Type 1 Diabetes.
In furthering their awareness goal, the Junior Girl Scouts produced a video that provides facts about Type 1 Diabetes and designed signs that they hung around their school, William Floyd Elementary School, to educate their peers. Additionally, they presented facts about Type 1 diabetes throughout the month of April on their school’s public address system during the morning announcements.
“I am so very proud of these girls,” said Troop Leader Erica Jackson. “They worked very hard and are deserving of the Bronze Award.
The 19 girls will be officially presented with their Bronze Awards at a ceremony on June 12.

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