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Girl Scout service merits notice

Virtue is its own reward, as the expression goes, but sometimes receiving recognition for good deeds can be a bonus.

Four members of Girl Scout Troop 1105 from Windsor recently got the U.S. Presidential Volunteer of the Year Award at a town council meeting.

This was presented in recognition of the Scouts’ many, many hours of community service. You might recall that the troop was involved in painting a mural last year in Windsor. With the help of regional artist Sam Welty, they brightened the streetscape on two sides of a building for all passersby to view.

The honorees — Madison Stubbs, Keri Barton, Katie and Claire Anderson — were presented certificates, and will also get a signed letter from President Barack Obama and their Silver

Presidential Award pins, the second-highest award a Girl Scout can earn. As if all that weren’t enough, they will also be inducted into a special organization, the Silver Sisters.

We commend the girls, their parents, the troop and its leadership for taking the initiative to improve the town. Let their actions serve as an example to Girl Scouts throughout Western Tidewater.