BY SHEENA BARNETT
TUPELO – Digging through history, organizing and creating artwork has earned two 14-year-old Girl Scouts the Silver Award.
Regan Plunkett of Saltillo and Georgia McGee of Tupelo won the highest award earned by cadet Scouts. The pair volunteered at The Lyric, cleaning and organizing the fabric room, scanning and organizing the theater’s photos and contributing a piece of art to the building.
“I drew the front of the building, and we scanned in historical photos,” Regan said. “I think I liked organizing the fabric room the best. I like to be organized.”
Both girls put in 50 hours of work each. They presented Regan’s completed drawing and a disc full of the historical photos to Tupelo Community Theatre Executive Director Tom Booth on Thursday. Previously, the theater’s photos had only been preserved in a fire-safe box.
“The theater literally has one and a half employees – sometimes only one,” Booth said. “If it wasn’t for volunteers, the theater would not operate.”
Jenny Jones, director of marketing and communications for Girl Scouts Heart of the South, said the Silver Award is a high honor.
“It’s a major accomplishment. We’re so proud of these girls who stay committed,” she said.
The Scouts will team up again this year to go for the Gold Award, but they haven’t picked a project just yet.
“We’re still brainstorming,” Georgia said.