Warwick girl scouts celebrated their achievements for the 2018-19 season on Sat., Jun. 8 at Camp Wendy in Wallkill, NY. The girls of Troop #197, Lillian Rother, Paige Reichal, Mya Chocallo, Joli O’Neil, Maiya Cardine, and Erin Foley, were recognized for receiving their Bronze Awards, the highest award for Junior level Girl Scouts.
To earn the award, they brought the Crayola’s marker recycling program, Colorcycle, to the Warwick Valley Central School District. They collect used markers, currently at the Warwick Valley Middle School, and ship them to Crayola to recycle. Troop #197 also bridged up to the Cadette Girl Scout level.
Amber Vitoulis, of Troop #575, was recognized for earning her Girl Scout Silver Award for creating Butterfly Bags of Hope. Butterfly Bags are backpacks filled with comfort items given to children in foster care so they don’t have to pack their things in plastic trash bags. This is an ongoing initiative, with donations currently being collected at Sew-cology, located 28 Ronald Reagan Blvd. in Warwick.
Grace Vitkovsky, Elizabeth Verboys, Grace Serritella, Ellie Pfohl, and Clarice D’Atilico bridged up to the senior level. Leah Purta bridged to the junior level, and Ellie Schlichting bridged up to Brownie Girl Scouts.
Girls Scouts learn to be leaders, help others, volunteer, do good in their community, and make the world a better place. A variety of activities are enjoyed by the Girl Scouts of Warwick, as each troop plans its own adventures. For more information, visit www.girlscoutshh.org.