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Girl Scout Troop Earns Bronze Award for Fire Safety Project

Left to Right: Isabella, Arianna, Kymberly, Berrit, Chief, Kiya, Susan, Eleyna, Caroline, and Emily (Provided by Sue Harmon)

WILLIAMSBURG — Girl Scout Troop 4261, or Service Unit 140, earned its Bronze Award on Sunday, Jan. 8 after working together for 20 hours collectively to learn about fire safety and making a public presentation at the Williamsburg Regional Library.

According to an email to WYDaily, the girls of troop 4261 were inspired to create their project after a former troop member lost everything in a house fire. Following the parameters set out by the Girl Scouts of the United States of America, the troop of Junior level Girl Scouts partnered with Williamsburg Fire Department Battalion Chief Cary Middlebrook to learn about preventing fires and what to do in case of a fire.  

“I think the biggest takeaway from all of it was the compassion they showed to the family that lost their home in the fire,” said Sue Harmon, one of the troop’s leaders. “Watching them work through that and learn, and the sense of pride they had after their presentation Sunday was just amazing.” 

The girls created a variety of skits, commercials, PowerPoint slides, and social media ads as a part of the public presentation.

Troop 4261 is lead by Rachel Minor and Kaye Vickerman in addition to Harmon. For more information about Girl Scouts and how to participate, check out the official Girl Scout website.

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