Remember way back before Christmas when my Girl Scout troop made a tree and donated it to the Festival of Trees? Well, we used that project that took us many hours for the girls to earn their Silver Awards. The Silver is the second highest award a girl can earn as a Girl Scout and it comes with a beautiful silver pin.
So today was the Recognition of Excellence ceremony. All the girls were sent invitations weeks ago so that they could attend with one guest for free. The ceremony included lunch too! I knew a couple of weeks ago that even though she had earned her award, Crafty would be unable to attend. She and Princess and Prima Donna had a dance competition. today that kept them away. But I was still anxious to go and support the other girls in my troop including Fajita who was also receiving her Silver.
We arrived a few minutes early. The ceremony was at the downtown Hilton, so we were hoping it would be good. We picked up certificates and found a seat in the ballroom. I was with Gamer and Bossy and Fajita and we joined with some of the other girls in our troop to fill up a table.
Lunch was a disappointment although I enjoyed my salad and dessert. Who serves macaroni and cheese for a semi-formal luncheon?! After we were finished eating, we all moved into the Grand Ballroom so we could receive awards.
Gamer snapped some pics of the girls so I could share them with you. I was so proud of all of them! My own girls have received all of their higher awards, but this is the first time I have taken a whole troop through the Silver Award. It was a lot of work, but so much fun too!
Congratulations, girls! You are awesome!