COLUMBUS — Girl Scout Cadettes in Troop 50039 earned their Silver Award, the highest honor that can be attained.
The troop spent five months studying various community issues and decided to partner with The Columbus Rescue Mission to complete a service project. The Girl Scouts met with Chaplain Ted Pearson and Carolyn Zavadil from the rescue mission to get ideas on what could be done to benefit the nonprofit.
The final project consisted of designing and decorating a mural on the side of the garage, painting the picnic table and completing artwork on the fence. Overall, the Scouts spent more than 300 hours on the project.
They also did fundraising to support the project and used the money to purchase toys to be used in the outdoor family area at the mission.
Troop members include Abigail Stuart, Madison Beckman, Elley Beaver, Kaitlyn Enderlin, Alaina Wallick, Nikki Hiner, Cassie Seckel and Tatem Vance. The troop leader is Sandi Seckel.