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Juliette Scouts help animals, earn honors

“Juliette” Girl Scouts Margaret Haerr and Maura Kanter received their Silver Awards at a May 15 ceremony at the Starlight Theatre in Balboa Park. The event honored all Silver Award recipients within the San Diego-Imperial Council.

The Juliette program is a way for girls to participate in Scouting outside a troop setting. The Silver Award is one of the highest achievements a Scout may earn. The girls who accept this award pledge to identify a community issue, learn about it, brainstorm ways to solve it, determine the resources needed, and then design and implement a project that provides a solution.

Margaret and Maura were interested in helping animals. They contacted the San Diego Zoo and with zookeeper Yvette Kemp as adviser, they initiated a toy enrichment shed for animals. They coordinated the first Girl Scout/San Diego Zoo papier-mâche project, hosting two workshops for local Scouts that resulted in making a stockpile of toys for the animals.