Girl Scouts Assembled and Sold Natural Disaster Kits

Raised $2,500 and went the Extra Mile to Help Protect Community

South Pasadena Girl Scout Troop 3311 has been together since they were Brownies and now they are Cadette’s having just completed their Silver Award.

The Silver Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout Cadette can earn.

In order to successfully complete this goal, the troop organized and executed a community-based project. They wanted their community to be better prepared in the event of a natural disaster, so they decided to assemble disaster preparedness kits. After all, a natural disaster can strike at any time (like the wind storms in December 2011).

In addition to selling the kits, they held a yard sale and all-in-all raised enough to donate $2,500 back to the South Pasadena Unified – $500 to each of the five school’s disaster preparedness funds.

Checks will be presented at each school the week of November 18. The troop will receive their Silver Awards in May 2014.

Troop members, joined by South Pasadena Unified School District Superintendent Joel Shapiro, include: front row from left, Haley Verkuilen, Sophia Ismail and Lauren Sharkey. Back row, from left, Harper Fox, Mary Harmon, Olivia Nouriani and Chloe Howorth. Not pictured: Sarah Ohta,Emily Gin and Chloe Howorth.

On Friday, Shapiro thanked the scouts for their effort, telling them they could not have come up with a better cause to support. He praised their efforts for raising $2,500.

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