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Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014 1:30 pm

BATAVIA — Twenty-five Junior Girl Scouts from four troops in the Genesee region recently completed their Journey presentation.

The next step? Work on a project to earn their Bronze Awards.

Girls from Troops 42001, 42003, 42065 and 42222 met for six hours on Feb. 8 in the St. Joseph School cafeteria. Journey projects continue during weekly meetings and take about two months to complete.

The Girl Scout Bronze Award — the highest honor a Junior Girl Scout can earn — requires her to learn the leadership and planning skills necessary to follow through on a project that makes a positive impact on her community. Working towards this award demonstrates her commitment to helping others, improving her community and the world, and becoming “the best she can be.”

Girls work on the award in a group and all of the requirements for the Bronze Award must be met before leaving Junior Girl Scouts. Earning a Bronze Award is not a prerequisite for the Girl Scout Silver Award or the Girl Scout Gold Award, but the accomplishment does help girls develop the skills they need to earn the Silver and Gold Award.

Leaders helping with the Bronze Award will decide if the girls have fulfilled the requirements and chosen an appropriate project. Girls are not required to have projects approved by their Girl Scout council or anyone other than a leader or the person helping with Girl Scout activities.

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