Maddie Billet of Troop #2067 in Langhorne knows the importance of a nutritious meal. Which is why when she was presented with the challenge of earning her Silver Award, Maddie knew she wanted to work with Bucks County Housing Group by developing a variety of quick, healthy meal plans for lower income families.
The Silver Award project is the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn and requires at least 50 hours of planning, developing, and execution; has to benefit a group or community outside of Girl Scouts; and must be sustainable even after the project is completed. Due to the extensiveness of the project requirements, Maddie’s project spanned nearly two school years; she began in seventh grade and completed it by the end of her eight grade.
“My original Silver Award plan was to plant a garden at the Morrisville Bucks County Housing complex. This would give the children living there the ability to plant their own garden, take care of it, watch it grow and ultimately make meals with the produce,” said Maddie.