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Gold Award Spotlight


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. 

Ivory Appleberry
Portland, Oregon
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.

Birgitta Carlson
Portland, Oregon
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.

Meher Chand

Portland, Oregon
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.

Sofia Deatherage
Beaverton, Oregon
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 community members.

Lauren Denham
Tigard, Oregon
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.