Six Scouts earn their Silver Award for ‘The Straw Draw’

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Violet Knobel [left to right], Madeline Reynolds, Colleen Dickenson and Maeve Spang all pose with their Girl Scouts Silver Awards. COURTESY OF KATIE REYNOLDS

SPRING LAKE HEIGHTS — Six scouts from Girl Scout Troop 29 of Spring Lake Heights earned their Silver Award this past year. The award is the highest achievement a cadette girl scout can earn.

Michaela Madonna, Alexis Daly, Maeve Spang, Madeline Reynolds, Violet Knobel, and Colleen Dickenson all earned their awards for a project they developed called The Straw Draw.

The concept started as a plan to lessen the impacts of plastics in our area.

According to Troop 29 scout leader Katie Reynolds, the scouts were all passionate about the environment and oceans. They were inspired to help after seeing first hand the impact of plastics while at the beach swimming or surfing.

“These girls care deeply about the environment and want to see a real change made to the way the earth is treated,” said Ms. Reynolds.

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