Megan Divers Earns the Girl Scout Silver Award

Megan Divers is here with her cement benches, placed in the school’s courtyard to help her earn her Girl Scout Silver Award

Megan Divers, from Petroleum Valley Girl Scout Troop #21945 earned her Silver Award which is the highest award earned by Girl Scouts at the Cadette age level.  Megan is 14 years old, attends Karns City Area High School, and is the daughter of Walter and Cassandra Divers of Petrolia. Megan chose to earn her award by helping the Chicora Elementary School.
Working with the Chicora Elementary School principal, Mr Spack, and the art teacher, Mrs. Green, Megan made cement benches to place in the school’s courtyard. The school court yard was being renovated to make it more classroom friendly for the students to use during class time. Part of the renovation included adding benches for the students to sit upon. Mrs. Green was a key person in Megan’s project being tied into her love of art. She demonstrated to Megan how to use broken colored glass to make mosaic scenes on the benches. This technique made the benches a beautiful and colorful addition to the renovated courtyard. Megan gathered all the materials necessary to build and put together two mosaic benches that would last for many years. From the long hours of hard work and dedication, Megan has learned to respect those that work hard and will strive to improve the future for everyone.           
In addition to this project, Megan also used her leadership skills to then teach this mosaic art project to other children. She instructed about thirty girls at Girl Scout camp in a project where they created their own stepping stones out of cement and used glass marbles to decorate in them a mosaic-type design. All the girls enjoyed learning this new skill!

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