Amanda Rearden and Julia Daly, both incoming Pennsbury High School freshmen, were Brownies in Yardley’s Girl Scout Troop 29 when they met eight years ago. Today, they are Girl Scout Cadettes, still in the same troop.
They recently completed their Girl Scout Silver Award projects by taking a leadership role to help make a positive difference to their community.
“This is the highest award that a Girl Scout Cadette can earn,” says their troop leader, Michelle Young.
According to a spokesperson at Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, only three to five percent of Girl Scouts earn a Silver Award. Although both girls strived to attain the same award, each girl chose very different projects to reach this goal.
Amanda taught autistic children how to play a musical instrument, while Julia helped her church run its day camp program. Amanda, who has played the oboe for five years and has a good friend with autism, combined both these interests in her Silver Award project.