Abbey Hankinson, Ava Jessel and CHOA representative at drop off

Abbey Hankinson, Ava Jessel and CHOA representative at drop off

Abbey Hankinson and Ava Jessel, two Johns Creek 8th graders, recently finished their Silver Award project with Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta. The Silver Award recognizes girl leaders who address important community needs through sustainable and measurable action projects. This is the highest award possible for middle school Girl Scouts.

The Silver Award is a big milestone in a young Girl Scout's life. The girls worked together to make a difference in the community. For their project, they assembled and delivered activity bags to children who had recently been admitted long-term at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Originally, they planned on making 25 bags, but after setting up a GoFundMe, they were able to make a total of 48 bags.


“It took a lot of work, but it really paid off in the end,” said Ava Jessel.

“I hope these kids enjoy the bags as much as we did making them,” stated Abbey Hankinson.


To follow the guidance rules and make their project successful and sustainable, the girls will talk to younger scouts about how to select and execute a successful Silver Award project. Troop 14494 is led by Keri Michaelis of Johns Creek.

For more information on Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, visit

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