Scituate Scouts earn Silver Award

Scituate Scouts earn Silver Award

These Cadette Girl Scouts who earned the Silver Award, the highest award possibe for the Cadettes, have moved forward to Senior Scouts, where they will attempt to earn the Gold Award. From left: Sarah Dubuque, Elizabeth Papa, Emma Gladziszewski and Alexia Fotopoulos.

SCITUATE – Four members of Girl Scout Troop 127 were recognized at a Higher Awards Ceremony at Bryant University receiving the Silver Award, the highest award a Cadette Scout can earn on May 24.

The Silver Award is earned through completing a community project exemplifying how a scout is an organized, determined and dedicated leader completing a minimum of 50 hours of work.

Four girls of the Scituate troop – Sarah Dubuque of Glocester, Elizabeth Papa, Alexia Fotopoulos, and Emma Gladziszewski, all of Scituate – were recognized for the accomplishment at the award ceremony.

Sarah and Elizabeth worked together to complete the project, “Operation Comfy Cuddles.” Using donations of fabric and stuffing, the pair sewed more than 80 dog and cat beds and donated them to three local shelters, Scituate Animal Shelter, Burrillville Animal Shelter, and the Little Rhody Rescue.

Elizabeth’s younger sister, Amy Papa, also received her Bronze Award for contributing in the project.

In “Adopt-a-Grandparent,” Alexia volunteered in nursing homes helping run activities and transporting residents who are in wheelchairs.

Emma collaborated with the Teens on a Mission group at Holy Apostles Church in Cranston in her project, “Montego Bay Bibs,” where she sewed 70 bibs for an orphanage in Montego Bay, Jamiaca.

The scouts moved up to Senior Girl Scouts and are in the beginning stages of the Gold Award projects.