Local Girl Scouts earn their Silver Award

SLATER-MARIETTA, S.C. — A campaign to fill a need in northern Greenville County earned two local Girl Scouts their highest possible Scouting achievement.

Cadettes Sarah White and Kami League of Girl Scout Troop 1021 earned the Silver Award for the construction and installation of a Little Free Library in the Slater Community.

The Silver Award is the highest award for a Cadette, according to leader Renee Smouse, who said the girls not only raised the funds for the library but also invested time in learning about potential local projects.

"Together, they chose to provide free books to the children and adults in their community," Smouse said.

Bobby Simmons (Papa Pete), who built the tiny library for the girls, constructed the library to replicate Slater Hall.

Girl Scout Troop 1021 meets every Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Slater Hall.

Present at the dedication were Greenville County Councilman Joe Dill, S.C. Rep. Mike Burns, S.C. Sen. Tom Corbin, Slater Baptist Church Pastor Scott Catoe, and Rachael Snow (representing the Girl Scouts of South Carolina Mountains to Midlands).

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