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Local Girl Scout troop raises money for space science badge

Girl Scout Cookie season is in full swing, and South Cheatham’s local troop is now selling the sweet treats with one goal in mind: earning their space science investigator badges. 


Troop 1157 has sold boxes of the famous cookies – including Thin Mints and Tagalongs – to raise money for the girls to go to the Adventure Science Center in Nashville. 


The girls will hold their final cookie sale of the season on Saturday, Feb. 24 at the United Community Bank in Pegram, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Lawrence Foods is a popular spot for local troops to sell their cookies / Cate Burgan

The Troop’s leader, Glenna Barrow, said the girls have been learning about space, and the funds from this year’s cookie sales will help them get tickets to go to the Adventure Science Center. In order to earn a junior space science investigator badge, each Girl Scout must: 


  • Model the Solar System

  • Circle the Sun

  • Discover the stars

  • Use the tools to explore; and

  • Share their sky.

This is only Troop 1157’s second year in existence, and Barrow said there aren’t many other opportunities for Girl Scouts in the South Cheatham area.


Last year, the funds from the cookies helped the girls learn more about equestrianism, and they were able to earn their junior horseback riding badges. 

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