MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Committee met March 10 and honored the 15 township Girl Scouts who achieved their Silver Awards.
As detailed in this article – 15 Montville Girl Scouts Attain Silver Award – the girls, from troops 94559 and 94916, carried out projects regarding animals, refugees and recycling – some in teams and some solo. Their achievement required a minimum of 40 community service hours.
The committee and Morris County Freeholders Kathy DeFillippo and Tom Mastrangelo honored the girls; Mastrangelo called them special and thanked their parents and leaders as well.
“I’m very proud of you young ladies; I myself was a Girl Scout too,” DeFillippo said. “It was one of the best experiences I had growing up. When I heard that 15 girls were going to be honored tonight I just thought that was really cool. The things you learn in scouting are going to carry with you the rest of your life. So many things that you do as a Girl Scout will come back to aid you as you grow older. I personally wanted to congratulate you. This is a great accomplishment.”
Laura Adrignolo, Swara Agarwal, Joleen Amer, Maggie Batta, Sophia Ferrone, Claire Grau, Grace Kowalski, Lucia LoPresti, Sara LoPresti, Rebekah Mathew, Grace Mastrangelo, Harisamanvitha Singampalli, Madeline Tubbs, Sahana Vaidya and Jordan Vielee achieved their Silver Awards.
“The Montville Girl Scout community has almost 400 members in 30 different troops in all seven of our schools, from kindergarten to twelfth grade,” said area leader Debbie Kozell. “Our girl scout troops participate in a variety of activities including hiking, camping, fencing, outdoor survival skills, computer programming, learning how to run a business, the history of our country, astronomy, cyber security and our council even has a First Lego Robotics Team.
“The Girl Scouts in our town have helped their community with the Earth Day cleanups, cooked and served meals for Homeless Solutions, visited the seniors at the Chelsea, brought Christmas cheer to the Firemen’s Home and donated time and cookie booth money to the Montville Animal Shelter. Our girls have worked with the Montville Police, Fire and First Aid Squad and have learned from their members how to be better citizens.
“This year we have five seniors who have completed their Gold Awards, the highest honor a Girl Scout can achieve. Their projects include working with an animal rescue to spread awareness, creating a basic car care and safe driver course for new drivers, running a blood drive, creating a flute choir at Lazar and clearing a trail and creating a presentation at Pyramid Mountain,” Kozell concluded.
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