Seven girls from Girl Scout Troop 818 worked together to earn their Silver Awards, the second-highest achievement in Girl Scouting.
For their Silver project, Elizabeth Bailey, Alanna Haughey, Camille Howell, Grace Irvin, Maddie Jones, Kristina Lane and Teresa Poindexter planned an "Adventures in the Outdoors" day at the Annie Wilkerson Nature Preserve in Raleigh last fall. The event, which aimed to encourage children to venture outdoors with their families, included fire safety education, making bird feeders, wildflower identification, plant rubbings and a hike focusing on finding objects in nature. The troop was assisted by Park Manager Marti Kane.
All of the girls are high school freshmen.
Elizabeth, the daughter of Chris and Amy Bailey, and Camille, the daughter of Mark and Cecille Howell, attend Heritage High School. Alanna, the daughter of Dave and Theresa Haughey, attends Cardinal Gibbons High School. Grace, the daughter of Montell and Claudia Irvin, and Kristina, the daughter of Bill and Helene Lane, attend Raleigh Charter High School. Maddie is the daughter of Sam and Sherrill Jones and attends Sanderson High School, and Teresa, the daughter of Rodney and Janet Poindexter, attends Wake Forest-Rolesville High School.
Troop 818 meets at North Raleigh United Methodist Church and is led by Claudia Irvin and Amy Bailey.