Local Girl Scouts PRAY

Item by Chris Graham

Six members of a local Brownie Girl Scout unit have received PRAY awards for completing the Scouts’ God and Church program.

Those receving the award are Sara Fairbanks, the daughter of Jill and Randy Fairbanks; Kayla Folsom, the daughter of Tish and Keith Folsom; Alyx Fravel, the daughter of Karen and Paul Fravel; Cayleigh LaGrua, the daughter of Catherine and Daniel LaGrua; and Tara and Alisa Ratliff, the daughters of Carol and Paul Ratliff.

All are members of Brownie Girl Scout Troop 340 in Staunton.

PRAY is an acronym for Programs of Religious Activities with Youth, a national nonprofit organization that collaborates with the Girl Scouts and other groups to promote Christian growth for children, youth and families.


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