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CLEMSON – The Girl Scout troop of fifth-graders from Clemson and Central elementary schools, Junior Troop #2851, has been working together for two years to earn the Bronze Award, the highest honor a Junior Girl Scout can achieve.

The Bronze Award can only be earned as a group award. The girls must demonstrate leadership skills and a commitment to helping others and improving their communities. Each girl must complete a minimum of 20 hours on the project to earn the Bronze Award.

Some of the steps taken together included completing a Junior Journey, building the Girl Scout Junior Team, exploring the community, choosing the Bronze Award project, making a plan, putting the plan in motion, and spreading the word.

The troop decided to make a positive change in the community by spreading kindness through words, action and education. The girls created posters, on display at the Clemson-Central Library through March, to highlight and communicate these various ways to show kindness:

• Be kind to ourselves – It all starts with us. We can’t treat others kindly if we can’t be kind to ourselves.

• Be kind to others

• Be kind to the environment

• Be kind to animals

• Be the community kind – Get involved.

The troop is taking action in numerous ways to create a positive change by showing kindness to animals and community by packing pet kits for new owners of rescue dogs, including instructions on how to be a good pet owner. The kits will be delivered to the Foothills Humane Society.

The troop is demonstrating kindness to others by adopting and supporting a special second grade class at Clemson Elementary School.

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