The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. Once achieved, it shows colleges, employers, and more the power of a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™. Each week leading up to the Gold Award Recognition Ceremony, GSOSW is highlighting Golf Award Girl Scouts, and sharing their amazing Gold Award projects. Check out this week’s highlights of go-getting, innovating, risk-taking Gold Award Girl Scouts—young women who are changing the world!
Girl Scout Gold Award Weekly Highlights
Kelsey recruited and trained a group of volunteers and constructed a ramp at the home of a disabled member of her community. With commitments from the volunteers that helped her construct the ramp, Kelsey created and publicized a community resource group to respond to similar ramp needs in the future.
STEM Day Camp
Sierra felt that young girls in her community didn’t have enough opportunities to explore STEM fields, and she wanted to expand their opportunities and raise their interest. Working with a science educator, Sierra designed a day camp for junior high-aged girls to expose them to STEM concepts. Sierra created an instruction manual for hosting her camp and worked with local Girl Scout volunteers to ensure the camp will continue.
Pillowcases for Kids
Kassidy organized and taught volunteers how to sew pillowcases for use by children at Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel. Her team created 150 soft, vibrant and playful pillowcases for the children to have during their stay at the hospital. Kassidy also created kits enabling volunteers to sew more pillowcases at home with instructions on how to deliver them to the hospital.
Help for Homeless Pet Owners
Moira organized and ran a food drive to collect food and supplies for the pets of homeless people in her community. Moira led a presentation for younger girls and provided a how-to guide to inspire and assist them in running similar drives in the future.
The Gift of Caring
Working closely with a local domestic violence shelter, Isabel distributed information to educate and raise awareness in her community about domestic violence issues and services available at the shelter. Isabel further educated a group of volunteers about this issue before directing them in a community drive to obtain supplies needed by the shelter during winter months.
Debra educated her community about the importance of bees, the threats to bees’ existence, and how people can help save bees. She led a team in creating pamphlets about saving bees and taught people how to create seed paper – encouraging the planting of plants popular with pollinators. She distributed materials at farmers markets and bee awareness events. She also made and installed bee boxes for mason bees.
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