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PEPPERELL — What is the Bronze Award? The Girl Scout Bronze Award is the highest award a Junior Scout can earn. It shows that a Junior Girl Scout has made a promise to help others, improve her community and world, and become the best she can be.

There are four requirements a scout must complete to receive the Bronze award. The troop had to earn two badges related to the project, one of the Girl Scout signs and the Junior Aide badge, all of these requirements helping to build their skills and prepare them for their 15-hour project.

The project they chose was to take part in the ABC Quilt non-profit program of making quilts for at-risk babies. Babies who are born with the HIV/Aids virus or of drug or alcohol addicted mothers.

The girls designed the quilts, cut out the fabric and did all the sewing and tying of the quilts. The troop received fabric and batting donations from the Squannacook Colonial Quilt Guild as well as individual help from member Karen Hoyt.

Troop leaders Kathy Batchelder and Laura Dows kept the girls focused and inspired with encouragement each week.

Troop 146 received their Bronze Awards on April 24 at the Pepperell Neighborhood Award Ceremony.

They are very proud of the quilts and would love for the community to view them. The ABC Quilts will be on display in the Children’s Room at the Pepperell Lawrence Library from May 16-May 20.