Friday, June 14, 2013

Gone Gold!

For the entire month of June, we are going to be featuring our all of the girls who have earned their Girl Scout Gold Award! We are so proud of their hard work and effort. We hope that by spotlighting all of these amazing projects, you will be inspired to go and make the world a better place. Congrats to all of the girls who have gone gold!

Music for All
Alexandra created a music workshop for underprivileged and homeless children.  She wanted to provide children with the opportunity to learn new instruments, music theory and the joy of music. “This project has developed my confidence as a leader,” said Alexandra. “My self-esteem has grown and I have gained a greater trust in myself, my ability and my perspective as a human being.”

Animal Welfare Club
Caroline created an Animal Welfare Club at her school.  She recruited fellow students and worked to raise awareness and provide aid for local animal welfare organizations. “My Girl Scout Gold Award has taught me what it means to be a leader and that there are few things more rewarding than seeing the results of hard work,” said Caroline. “I will carry this experience with me for the rest of my life.”

Sketches for the Future
Cara developed an art program at Olson Middle School. She created lesson plans for the students to develop their skills and passions. The project culminated in a mural.  “Completing my Girl Scout Gold Award project showed me the extent to which I was truly capable - how I could take the talents I already had and stretch them to apply to new situations, problems, and goals,” said Cara. “I learned how to project my inner world onto my outer one, to the benefit of those around me.”

Sterling Goes Green
Kelsey’s project united Sterling High School’s student body to create a “Green Team” and recycling program that was desperately needed. “Obtaining my Girl Scout Gold Award has further solidified my leadership qualities and proved to me that you yourself can make a difference if you put your mind to it,” said Kelsey.

Kristen provided Valentine’s Day and Halloween parties for children with special needs.  The parties she planned and provided were tremendously successful for participants, their families and volunteers. “Working on my Girl Scout Gold Award has made a big impact in my life,” said Kristen. “ I truly love working with children with special needs.  This project has given me a great sense of accomplishment and pride.”

One Txt, One Sec, ONE LIFE
For her Girl Scout Gold Award Rebecca ran a Text Free Challenge Day in junior gym classes at West Windsor Plainsboro High School South. During the challenge day students were exposed to the dangers of distracted driving, by visiting stations that simulated the effects of texting while driving.  Rebecca also attended community events to spread the word about the dangers of texting and driving. “Working on my award has influenced my life and has helped me further grow as a person and leader,” said Rebecca.

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