Halle Richardson and Riley Caton completed their Girl Scout Silver Award.

They decided to improve focus in students and self-care in people with addictions. To do this, they consulted teachers and nurses who work with these populations.

They partnered with Royal Oaks Elementary and created a sensory path for the K-1 hallway, and a sensory toolkit: glitter bottles for calming down, and marble mazes for fidgeting. They also wrote and illustrated a social story to help teachers teach their students about the sensory path. Halle and Riley also made the glitter bottles and marble mazes for Mercy Hospital’s detox unit, Horizons.

After consulting with RN staff members, they also designed and installed a self-care bulletin board to encourage patients, and hand-painted Zen gardens for patients to use.

The girls are both in Troop 1080, which meets at Epworth United Methodist Church and is led by Melissa Caton.

Riley attends Concord Middle School, and Halle is home-schooled. They both are looking forward to completing their Gold Awards in the coming years.

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