Nine Briarcliff Manor scouts received achieved the second highest award in Girl Scouts—the coveted Silver Award.
After logging more than 50 hours of documented work each toward their projects, each Cadet was eligible for the prestigious recognition.
Kaho Maeda, Lauren Friedman, Kelly Monagahan, Erynn Altabef, Dana Sladkus, Allie Herskovtiz, Lexi Grasso, Alena Galan and Sarah Alen showcased their team-building, management and other skills in order to complete their projects.
"One group authored four original books for young children, had them bound, and distributed them to local libraries and schools," according to a statement from the troop.
These scouts, including Erynn Altabef, Lexi Grasso and Kelly Monagahan, wrote children's kindergarten books together and separately, which were shared with area kindergarten classes, including at Todd Elementary School and John Paulding in Tarrytown.
Additionally, the group recorded their shared book on a CD as a listening book.
The troop statement added, "Another group built bluebird houses, posted them in community fields, and taught middle and high school students how to use them to preserve this threatened species."
Additionally, "Two Cadets painted a mural to brighten a children’s classroom in All Saint’s Episcopal Church in Briarcliff Manor" and "Two other girls created The Dream Closet to recycle and re-purpose party dresses for girls in Westchester and Kenya."
The group of nine scouts has been a troop since kindergarten and they are now freshman at Briarcliff High School.
This year, "...they are building a Girl Scout website, helping to plant a community vegetable garden and mentoring younger girls to achieve their Gold Award, the highest honor for Girl Scouts, in coming years. "