February 4, 2016
Seven Girl Scouts from Wake Forest have earned the Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest award a Junior Girl Scout can achieve. The Bronze Award requires fourth- and fifth-graders to work as a team to complete a project requiring at least 20 hours of individual contribution.
Cassidy Rice, Sarah Phipps, Katie Gamber, Sarah Purtee, Emma Briceno, Taylor Hedrick and Ocean Vlasaty of Troop 3285 meet at Wake Forest Christian Church on South Main Street and represent Franklin Academy, Sanford Creek, Jones Dairy and Wake Forest Charter schools.
The girls decided to make two projects. The first was a dog “Kissing Booth” for the Franklin County Animal Shelter, which will be used in the organization’s fundraising. The second was to paint murals for the Shepherd Youth Ranch. The Shepherd Youth Ranch provides occupational therapy to at-risk and special needs kids in our area. Please visit www.spcafc.org and www.shepherdyouthranch.org to learn more about these local organizations making a difference in our community.
The girls would like to thank Janet Puca at the Franklin County Animal Shelter, Abby McCabe at the Shepherd Youth Ranch, Home Depot on Retail Drive, Sherwin Williams on Galaxy Drive, Fran Bishop and Dan Gorski for their donations of time, money and supplies. The girls would also like to thank their long-suffering dads for the woodworking and power tool instructions as well as for their patience during the ever-changing creative process of 10-year olds. Man enough to be a Girl Scout indeed are Owen Hughes, Chris Phipps, Doug Purtee and Derek Vlasaty.
Girl Scouts’ mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Please visit www.nccoastalpines.org for more information.