[caption id="attachment_14527" align="alignnone" width="1165"]<a href="https:\/\/theennterprise.net\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/23\/2017\/12\/girl-scout-awards.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-14527" src="https:\/\/theennterprise.net\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/23\/2017\/12\/girl-scout-awards.jpg" alt="" width="1165" height="829" \/><\/a> Pictured: Row 1 (left to right): Sadie Vernon, Jadyn Pruitt, Emily Barley, Lauren Murphy, Hayley Corns, Michelle Hudson; back row: Lauren Largen, Caroline Vernon, Laurel Wagoner, Jalyssa Wagoner, Callie Crowell, Laura Payne and Allyson Lawson. (Not pictured: Odette Chavez.)[\/caption]\r\n<h1>Patrick County Girl Scouts held a special Silver Award Ceremony at Providence United Methodist Church on Sunday, December 3 for 14 Girl Scouts who earned their Silver Award during the last year. This award is the second highest award in Girl Scouting.<\/h1>\r\nFor their final project, each girl had to spend at least 50 hours on her project. All did more than the required hours and were so proud of the impact they made on their community. This was the largest number of girls ever to earn one of the Girl Scout highest awards during the same year. This recognition was a great one to celebrate!.\r\n\r\nIn Troop #238, led by Renea Payne, girls Odette Chavez, Allyson Lawson and Laura Payne completed their project at the Smith River Church Library. Here they updated and revised the library at Smith River Church. They also filed new books and recycled many old books.\r\n\r\nIn Troop #344, led by Karen Barley, girls Emily Barley, Hayley Corns, Michelle Hudson, Lauren Murphy and Jadyn Pruitt completed their Dominion Valley Park Plant Project. The girls did some replanting, put in rails, planted to avoid erosion and just made a part of the park beautiful for all to enjoy. They are hoping many nature events and activities can be added at the park.\r\n\r\nIn Troop #1268, led by Merrill Hopkins, Laurel Wagoner did a project titled One Step Closer To a Better Community. Laurel found out that helping out at the Patrick County Developmental Center in Stuart can be a blessing to clients there as well as to the worker on the project.\r\n\r\nAlso from Troop #1268, scouts Lauren Largen, Caroline Vernon and Sadie Vernon, along with Callie Crowell and Jalyssa Wagoner from Troop #1302, led by Dee Ragsdale and Libby Ragsdale, completed their project Providence UMC Community Garden, planting and raising a garden at the church and harvesting the produce to provide fresh, healthy food for community members.\r\n\r\nScout leaders offer many thanks to all family and friends who supported these Girl Scouts with their projects to help out their county. Also special thanks goes to Dr. Lock Boyce for helping to finance the girls' Silver Award pins and to Stuart Family Restaurant for providing the main food for their ceremony meal. This support was greatly appreciated. It also shows the girls how important it is have to the community to support the Girl Scout Organization.