Girl scouts earn bronze awards

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas’ Troop 675 in Flower Mound was recently awarded their Bronze Award – a leadership adventure and the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can receive. 

The girls of Troop 675 collected supplies for the military and worked for tips to pay for the cost of shipping the supplies to Afghanistan.  They also sent cards and letters to many servicemen and women overseas, including to their pen-pal, Air Force Captain Deanna Landis. 

In appreciation for the girls’ support, Captain Landis had special patches made just for them and she sent the girls a U. S. flag and accompanying certificate stating the flag was flown for Troop 675 on July 4, 2011 over Afghanistan onboard a B-1 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in a Combat Mission.

Upon receiving the flag, Troop 675 stood in silence and stared at their new flag and all the signatures of the aircraft officers on the certificate.  They were humbled knowing our U. S. military does so much for the citizens of the United States, yet they took the time to do something special just for them.

The girls of Troop 675, along with their leader, Rose Wood, would like to say, “Thank you” to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, to our United States military and especially to Captain Deanna Landis.

Pictured above: Morgan Hackbarth, Taylor Wood, Bailey Dykes, Ashlynn Singh, Samantha Cheng and Rylee Hanson.  Not pictured:  Danielle Kierig, Alexandra Kierig.

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