The Girl Scouts (GS) of Del Puerto Service Unit (DPSU) recently held their Court of Awards, Bridging, Investiture and Rededication Ceremonies in the presence of their families, friends, and sister Girl Scouts.  

Fourteen Scouts were presented GS National Leadership Awards These awards are attained by displaying leadership and volunteerism. The Scouts listed attaining these awards overwhelmingly exceeded the minimum time of volunteerism required for each award, and not in combination with any other award.

Community Service Bar: earned by volunteering a minimum of 20 hours of community service within one organization.

n Troop 2253:  Jayliena Le’i and (not present) Natalie Kraft

Service to Girl Scouting Bar: earned by volunteering a minimum of 20 hours within the Girl Scout Council or Service Unit.  

n Troop 1669: (Not Present) Janelle Ruiz, Estrella Distancia, and Julissa Medina

n Troop 1689:  Alexis Allan, Oliva Allan, and Brisa Briones

n Troop 2253:  Jayliena Le’i

n Troop 3870:  Rachael Cross, Sofia Gregoris, and Dalila Cisneros (Not Present) Natalia Sandoval and Gianna Sandoval

During the ceremony, Jayliena Le’i was also presented her 10 Year Pin. The Leadership Council, made up of second year Juniors through Ambassadors, was introduced and presented their inaugural council patches.  These Scouts provided a voice for their younger peers and worked tirelessly throughout the year, leading events for the younger scouts and attending community activities and recruitments.  

Troops 3276 and 1643 both welcomed new members into Scouting.  Troops 1643, 1689, and 3276 had Scouts Bridge or transition from one level of GS to the next, and 21 Scouts from Troops 1643, 1689, 2253, 3276, and 3870, reaffirmed their beliefs in the GS Promise and Law through their Rededication Ceremonies.

The event ended with scouts forming a friendship circle and partaking in light refreshments with their families.

The troops had a busy and fulfilling year, and they look forward to serving and leading in the 2018-2019 year.  

To end the summer, Troop 1689 collected used books from friends and family and donated them to the West Side Food Pantry, and participated in the Horse Tail program in Jamestown. The girls plan on working on their GS Journey and community service projects this year.

Troop 2253 ended the summer visiting colleges, as they prepare to enter college next year; donated to the Hurricane Mangkhut Disaster Relief and completed their trip to London, England.  Troop 2253 would like to express their deep gratitude to their families and the Patterson Community for your support in helping them reach their goal to visit London, as well as assisting others in need.  This year, 2253 plans to work on college and scholarship applications, their Gold Award, and complete service projects.

Troop 3276 plans to collect broken crayons and send them to the Crayons Initiative Organization.  Crayons collected within their classrooms will be sent, recycled, and remade to be sent to children’s hospitals across the U.S.  They also plan to participate, again, with Wreaths Across America, placing wreaths on Veterans graves at San Joaquin National Cemetery.

Troop 3870 will be growing in their leadership roles. They will be planning for their Gold Awards and start to prepare for life after high school; touring colleges and learning how to succeed.

If you would like more information about Girl Scouts please contact Roxann at 408-476-7749 or please visit www.girlscoutshcc.org

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