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Girl Scouts earn Silver Award for renovating polling place

From left: Ashley Drinkard, Hannah Grace Childress, Samantha Cost (contributed)

From left: Ashley Drinkard, Hannah Grace Childress, Samantha Cost (contributed)

By STEVEN CALHOUN/Staff Writer

American Legion Post 6 honored the Girl Scouts of Jemison Troop 759 for completing their project for the Silver Award-the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn. The ceremony was Monday, August 1st in the improved American Legion lodge in Clanton.

The American Legion Post 6 is a meeting place for Veterans as well as a polling place. The girls renovated the building by fixing and painting windows, putting in curtain rods, and hanging new curtains. The paint was donated by Mullins Home Center in Clanton.

The girls each put in a minimum of 50 hours of work to accomplish this project. Hannah Grace Childress is a ninth grader at Jemison High School. Ashley Drinkard and Samantha Cost are in the eighth grade and attend Chilton Christian Academy.

The Silver Award requires a small team of girl scouts to complete multiple steps. To qualify, they must have completed their Cadette Journey. Then they must explore the community and pick a project. Once the girls have picked a project, they must develop a plan and finish the project together. The final step of the project is reflecting, sharing the story, and celebrating.

The girls of Jemison Troop 759 would like to invite the public to an open house on August 20th from 10a.m. to 1p.m. There will be displays with before and after pictures and refreshments will be provided. They look forward to everyone coming out to help celebrate their special day.