Beth Kennedy and Mary Rose Malooly, Cadette Girl Scouts in Towson Troop 4441 and freshmen at Brooklandville’s Maryvale Preparatory School, have earned the Girl Scout Silver Award with their project “Healthy Active Lifestyles.”
The silver award is the highest award in Cadettes and earned by only 5 percent of Girl Scouts.
Beth and Mary Rose each completed almost 60 hours of service work, exceeding the 40-hour requirement. With their three-component project, they demonstrated the concept that everyone can be healthy and active.
First they coordinated Skate for the Baltimore Saints to benefit an ice hockey program designed to serve children and young adults with Aspergers, autism, Down Syndrome or brain injuries.
Proceeds helped to equip the team with hockey sticks, jerseys, and emblems and helped to gain donations of used equipment and mentors.
Mary Rose continues as a Baltimore Saints mentor. “Earning the Silver Award was a great experience,” she said. “I would encourage all Cadettes to take the opportunity to earn one. It is something you will have for a lifetime!”
Secondly, the students organized a health fair for the Girl Scout community at Immaculate Conception School in Towson; it offered aerobics, games, nutritional information, facials, handouts and demonstrations, all promoting heart disease awareness.
Lastly, Beth and Mary Rose made 40 blankets for the Child Life Department at Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital in Baltimore which caters to children with a variety of medical needs.