24 Incredible Girl Scouts earned the highest award a Girl Scout can earn, the Gold Award. This Gold Award Spotlight highlights 5 Gold Award projects. Check back next Friday for 5 more amazing projects.
Cap and Gown Pictures
Ivory worked with a professional photographer who guided three
volunteer photographers as they took cap-and-gown photos for 11
classmates who needed them. In addition to submitting the photos to
the Reynolds High School graduation slide show, she was able to give
each new graduate copies of their photos so that they could always
remember this important time in their lives.
Summer Program for Second Home
Birgitta created a summer program for an organization that arranges
housing for homeless high school students. Every week she organized
outings such as hikes, art exhibits, and college visits to provide the
students with a chance to try out new activities and explore future
opportunities. She provided the organization with all the information
needed to operate the summer program again.
Birgitta was the recipient of the Fall 2018 Oregon Clinic Emerald Circle Scholarship.
Music and Memory
Meher organized musicians and vocalists from her high school to
perform over ten concerts for residents at a memory care facility. In
addition to engaging with the seniors, she wanted to inspire her
performers to consider music therapy as an outlet for their talents.
Meher also organized a club at her school that will continue
performing at senior centers.
Meher was the recipient of the Spring 2019 Oregon Clinic Emerald Circle Scholarship.
Shelves of Hope
Sofia created libraries in several Portland-area homeless shelters.
She wants everyone to have the opportunity to enjoy books despite not
having a permanent home. Sofia and her team worked with various
shelters to assess their needs, organized book drives, and designed
and installed shelving for the libraries at each shelter. The shelters
now have a permanent space to display and share books with their
WISE Program Planter Box and Gardening Skills Project
Lauren renovated and designed a garden for her high school’s special education program. She also taught the program’s students gardening skills and, with her volunteers, assisted them in planting the garden. She left a lesson plan with the program’s staff so that each year the students can plant and maintain the garden.
Join us in celebrating girls who have earned the highest award a Girl Scout can earn, the Gold Award on June 15, 2019 1-4 p.m at the Willamette Heritage Center in Salem, OR. Please RSVP by June 1, 2019.