Girl Scouts in Ninnescah Service Unit 114 received awards on May 11. Thanks to leaders, co-leaders, helpers and moms, they've had an active year.

Girls in kindergarten through high school sang Christmas carols through the halls at Parkwood Village, enjoyed a Halloween party, warmed the community with a third annual coat drive, donated gifts and helped with wrapping for Toys for Tots.

They invited Girl Scouts from all over Kansas to a Patch Busters event. The girls earned first aid, thinking day, ceremony, cooking, supporting our troops and other fun patches.

Two Daisy troops, for kindergarten and first graders, held a mom and daughter sleepover, where they sampled Girl Scout cookies and learned to sell them. They have taken an adventure through the Wildlife and Parks museum, learning about Kansas wildlife and what to do to keep animals safe. They also took a trip to the Humane Society to meet a few four-legged friends.

Troop leaders are Charlene Melson and Barbara Schmidt.

The Brownies, second and third graders, and Junior fourth grade troop learned the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling. They took in 700 pounds of aluminum in a can drive. They spent the night at the Kansas Cosmosphere, where they learned to make liquid nitrogen ice cream. They worked throughout the year on a puppet show for their awards ceremony. A summer project is making a quilt, which they plan to enter at the county fair and the state fair, before raffling it off as a fund-raiser.

Leaders are Mellisa Price and Kayla Durall.

The Junior fifth graders shopped for two Angels at Christmas time, made spaghetti for the Badge Buster event and learned about first aid. They visited a local business to learn about running a business and attended a sleepover in Greensburg to learn about Girl Scout traditions. Erin Crouch is the troop leader.

Eighth grade cadets and 9th and 10th grade Ambassadors have been looking to the future, trying to decide what colleges to attend, how to save money and criteria for selecting a college. They helped younger Scouts at their meetings, overnights and cookie sales.

Most of this troop is looking forward to a trip to Paris in 2017 and one will be taking a trip to Costa Rica in June. Kayla Durall is the troop leader.