Girl Scout Cadettes earn awards

From left are Shirley Gardner and Charlotte Craig.

Shirley Gardner and Charlotte Craig, members of Girl Scout Troop 1185, earned their Silver Award this summer.

Girl Scouting’s highest awards — the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards — are a chance for Girl Scouts to make a lasting difference in the world. Girl Scouts Mountain to Midlands is honored to present these Girl Scout Cadettes with the Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest recognition for achievement in Girl Scouting for girls in grades 6-8.

Shirley and Charlotte earned the Silver Award by building, painting and installing a shelving unit in one of the campers’ cabins at Camp Fellowship, a summer camp on Lake Greenwood. Although the cabins are nice and campers attend every year, the cabins do not have any storage units; therefore, kids would normally put their bags under the bed or anywhere else they could. The Cadette Girl Scouts built a shelving unit so campers can now store their bags neatly in the cabin. They also painted a shelving unit and some benches that are located in the art hut, Camp Fellowship’s arts and crafts cabin.

Shirley and Charlotte would like to thank Kevin Cartee and Emily Kienker for their support on this project. They would also like to thank Lizbeth and Ernesto Ortiz, of Ortiz Masonry & More, for donating and cutting all of the wood for their project.

If anyone is interested in building another shelving unit for one of the cabins, the Cadette Girl Scouts created detailed instructions that are available at Camp Fellowship.

Girl Scout troops are forming. If you know a girl in kindergarten to 12th grade who is interested in joining Girl Scouts, contact Jami Bowling at or visit for information. Both in-person and virtual Girl Scout troops are available.

Submitted by Charlotte Craig