Local Girl Scout receives prestigious honor for scouting work


Building future leaders. Since 1912, this has been the goal of the Girl Scouts.

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. One local scout has taken her scouting to a whole new level.

As a State Honoree, Hannah Johnson received the engraved silver medallion, an all-expense paid trip to Washington DC for a series of national recognition to honor her state. She earned this because working on her Girl Scout Bronze award, she chose weather awareness for our area.

Hannah took on a project to warn residents of our about dangerous weather conditions, and also collected supplies for a firefighting crew battling a nearby wildfire. Hannah’s “Weather Awareness” project began when she realized last year that many people in her area were unaware that dry conditions had necessitated a fire ban.

She printed fliers about the ban and posted them at the post office and local businesses. She subsequently posted fliers about the possibility of flash floods, strong winds, and lightning strikes, and included information on how residents can keep track of hazardous weather and local road conditions.

After speaking with her town’s fire chief, Hannah also purchased a red flag for his department to warn the public about wildfires. When a fire did break out in a neighboring town, Hannah started collecting supplies for firefighters being housed at her school.

She set up a table in front of a local store and passed out a list of needed items o shoppers passing by. After they had bought and donated bottled water, toiletries, T-shirts and other supplies, Hannah filled her mother’s car and delivered them to her school.

“Collecting supplies for the firefighters and seeing the smiles on their faces was one of my favorite moments,” said Hannah.

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