PISCATAWAY, NJ — Three Piscataway Township Girl Scouts from Troop 80329 earned their Silver Award, the second highest award of the Girl Scouts of the USA and the highest a Girl Scout Cadette can achieve.
The three awardees who are now Girl Scout Seniors in 9th grade completed take-action projects that focused on issues they cared about. Two were recognized for their bee pollination project in Johnson Park and one for creating a YouTube channel featuring audiobooks to address literacy.
Janani Kangeyan and Brooke Shaw received their Silver Awards for their project 'A Buzz About BEE-utiful Bugs'.
They planned, constructed, and planted a bee garden at East Jersey Old Town in Johnson Park. The garden provides a safe place for bees and other animals to pollinate. Pollination is needed so that crops and native flowers can continue to produce.
Abigail Jones, another Senior in the troop received her Silver Award for her project, 'Audiobooks 4 Kids'.
With it, Jones created a YouTube channel with audiobooks so pediatric patients at Robert Wood Johnson Bristol-Meyers Squibb Children's Hospital can listen and follow along the stories.
“Congrats to our girls,” said Troop 80329 leaders Jennifer Stoker and Shantell Cherry. “We are so very proud of their accomplishments.”