Hopatcong Girl Scouts Bridge to Next Level
The Hopatcong Girl Scout Service Unit held their awards and bridging ceremony on thursday, June 7th in the HS auditorium. 67 Girl Scouts ranging from 1st to 8th grade ceremoniously moved up a level in scouting. Guest speaker, Police Captain Tina Kraus spoke to the girls about working in a male dominated field, and working hard to achieve such a high ranking, she urged the girls to follow their dreams and stay determined to meet their goals. Mayor Petillo was on hand to congratulate all the girls bridging and congratulated Junior Troop 80059 for receiving the Girl Scout Bronze Award. (details below) she will be presenting them with proclamation plaques at the July 11th town meeting. Mayor Petillo presented Cadette Troop 81856 with proclamation plaques and declared a day for all four girls here in Hopatcong for achieving the Girl Scout Silver Award (details below)
Leaders; Betty Reid & Mia Cooperman troop #80059;
Received the Girl Scout Bronze Award.
The girls spent a day at Pathmark collecting items for the Hopatcong Pound. The collected items filled the back of a 15 passenger van plus the people donated over $250 in cash. The girls elected to take some money from their cookie profits and presented a check for $300 to Dale Sloat, Animal Control Officer, to be used for the Hopatcong Pound Project. Before doing this collection, they met with Dale to tour the pound and take pictures of some of the animals. They used these pictures to make a display at Pathmark so people could see some of the animals waiting to adopted. They also talked with Dale to find out what items were needed. Next they took donated quilts and cut them into cage sized bedding and then sewed the bedding. They did approximately 25 of these bedding items. Last, but not least, they spent a day making homemade, natural dog and cat treats.
Leaders; Barbara Crowley and Rose Robertson troop #1856
Received their Girl Scout Silver Award for making blankets and teddy bears they donated to Newton Memorial Hospitals Pediatric unit & for doing service hours with the senior citizens & knights of Columbus.