Jackie Allen earns highest Girl Scout honor

by Christine Wolkin

Earning your Silver Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout can achieve, is no easy feat, but that’s exactly what Jackie Allen of Troop #2067 in Langhorne accomplished this spring by creating a “Little Free Library” outside of Albert Schweitzer Elementary School.

The Silver Award is typically pursued by Cadette Girl Scouts in their senior year of high school who are looking for a chance to show that they are an organized and determined leader dedicated to improving their local community. The average project requires a total of 50 hours of planning, developing, and execution; has to benefit a group or community outside of Girl Scouts; and must be able to continue after the scout’s involvement.

There are six steps a Girl Scout must take in order to earn the Silver Award.

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