Girl Scout cadettes beautify elementary school to earn Silver Award

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With the help of Arlington County, Girl Scout Cadettes Sarah Bolles and Lucy Anderson are planting seven trees at Francis Scott Key Elementary School for their Silver Awards.

“There are a lot of dead trees at Key and we noticed that if we cut them down we wouldn’t have enough shade,” said Bolles. 

The Silver Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn. The pair has been working on their project for about a year.

“One of the best parts of the Silver Award is that if you get your Silver Award, then when you move on to high school and become a senior and you want to pursue your Gold Award it’s a lot easier,” said Anderson. 

Thanks to Arlington’s Tree Stewards program, on Saturday Bolles and Anderson received seven trees free of charge. Founded in 2002, Tree Stewards care for public trees and teaches owners how to care for their own. 

Bolles and Anderson will plant the trees next weekend, with the help of Daisies, Brownies, and the community. 

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