Six young girls from Northwest Corpus Christi were honored recently for their work in collecting food for a non-profit pet organization.

Mariah Pierce, Madelynn Patzner, Megan Grossman, Kara Fisher, Chylee Nelson, and Emily Ordner from Girl Scout Troop 9711 earned their Girl Scout Bronze Awards at a May 27 ceremony. The Bronze award is the highest award for Junior Girl Scouts.

The award requires the scout to learn the leadership and planning skills necessary to follow through on a project that makes a positive impact on her community. Working towards this award demonstrates her commitment to helping others, improving her community and the world and becoming the best she can be.

The title of Troop 9711 Bronze Award Project, which ran from March 17 through May 16, was Scavenger Hunt for P.A.L.S. The troop wanted to do this project because they new of a need for supplies at P.A.L.S.

The troop collected the items by passing out flyers and going to pick up the items at homes and wherever flyers had been dropped off. Overall, the troop collected 242 pounds of dry dog food, 28 cans of dog food, 178 pounds dry cat food and 32 cans of cat food items for P.A.L.S.

The Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas serves 26 counties from Victoria to Corpus Christi and Laredo to the Rio Grande Valley. The jurisdiction covers slightly less than 32,000 square miles. The GSGST has offices in Harlingen, McAllen, Corpus Christi, Laredo and our members come from diverse ethnic, linguistic and socio economic backgrounds.