Makayla has earned the special “Take the Lead” troop patch. This patch is given to girls who step up in specific situations and go above and beyond. Last year, we had a big fundraiser planned just when I was due to have a baby. The mom in charge of the silent auction & potato bar needed unexpected surgery which put her out of commission only a few weeks before the event. Makayla (and her mom!) went around to local restaurants and stores asking for donations, scoring (among other things) 100 baking potatoes! Thanks to their hard work, the event went on as planned and we received over $1200 for our troop.
More recently, we were putting together hygiene kits for a local homeless mission. On the suggestion of her grandmother, Makayla contacted her dentist and because of her excitement about the project we had dozens of toothbrushes donated.
Makayla has completed 56 badges, given over 70 hours of service and earned her Liberty Award. I’m so proud of her and all she has learned and accomplished.
– Katie Lundquist, Troop 159 Leader