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Rep. Arciero recognizes local Scouts for earning Silver, Bronze Awards


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WESTFORD — The following release was shared with WestfordCAT from the office of Rep. James Arciero.

State Representative James Arciero recently recognized Zoe Seiger, Kali Seiger, Sarah Hitchcock, Caitlin Meadows, Raine Aldred and Megan Piendak from Scout Troop 88052 and Scout Troop 62693 of Westford, for attaining the Silver and Bronze Awards, two of the highest awards in Girl Scouts.
To achieve the Bronze Award, Girl Scouts must learn the basics of what it means to be a good neighbor, and how they can be helpful to others, before teaming up with other Scouts to make a difference in their respective towns. Silver Awards are granted to Cadettes for researching an issue, making a plan to address it, and then taking action to improve their communities.

For their project, Meadows, Hitchcock, Kali Seiger, Aldred worked on a Food Insecurity Awareness/Birthday Bag Program that raised awareness in the community about local food insecurity. They worked with the Westford Food Pantry through food drives and many presentations to different groups in Westford. Working with the Food Pantry, they implemented a Birthday Bag program, where pantry clients can choose a birthday bag filled with cake mix, icing, candles, tableware and decorations to help celebrate their child’s birthday.

For their project, Zoe Seiger and Piendak raised awareness of the steps that should be taken to keep your pet safe and what to do if your pet becomes lost. Their project included public presentations to various local groups, a YouTube video detailing their research, a flier included in all dog registrations of 2021, and fliers around town.

Other Girl Scouts who earned their respective Bronze Award, but could not attend the event: Alyson Bernstein, Anya Turczyk, Carissa Palmer, Jillian Allegretto, Kristen Robbins, Elizabeth Boucher, Madison Goff-Chervin, Maya Galli, Zichen Zhang.

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