Thursday, June 13, 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!
Making Memories that Last Through the Eyes of Our Seniors 
Ashley spent the summer working with senior citizens helping to make memory books. The time and work she spent with the seniors has inspired her to become a geriatric nurse.  “Working with senior citizens was an amazing opportunity to learn about their life experiences,” said Ashley. “I also hosted a Hawaiian luau, Christmas party, and Saint Valentine’s luncheon, and everyone had a chance to have fun and socialize.”

Plainsboro Safety Town
Halley created a week-long camp program that instructed pre-kindergarteners about 911 and playground, fire, bus, pedestrian and bicycle safety. She used stories, movies, crafts and community helper visits to engage children in learning how to stay safe in different situations. “It was very rewarding to be able to see the impact that the camp had on the children and know that they were learning how to be safe,” said Halley.

Ghosts, Goblins & Ghouls for All
Heloise organized and implemented successful Halloween events for the underprivileged kids in her community. Heloise’s goal was to provide children with the best Halloween experience possible while also maintaining their safety. “My Girl Scout Gold Award project has made me into a more confident, hard-working leader and I will use the leadership skills I have gained throughout my entire life,” said Heloise.

Project PET
Allison worked to make a difference for homeless animals in her community by providing them with the comforts of a good home, while they were waiting to be adopted. “My motivation was found through the love of my own adopted pets,” said Allison. “I learned that when given an opportunity to make a difference, I accept the challenge and do my best to make things happen.”

SWEET - SWEnergy EfficienT HOME
Raveeja raised awareness throughout her community about the importance of saving energy. She distributed free energy efficient bulbs and flyers about energy saving tactics.  Raveeja also held events with guest speakers and energy experts to help educate members of her community about how to reduce energy consumption.  She made presentations and engaged kids in games to illustrate energy saving. “Uncontrolled energy consumption is one of the main causes of global warming,” said Raveeja. 

Competitive Cheerleading/Game Cheerleading
Samantha worked to define Competitive Cheerleading vs. Sideline Cheerleading at Notre Dame High School.  She provided programming about the two types of cheer leading and a resource binder that defined how to lead each program for future use. “I became a leader during this project and realized that I do have the strength to continue to be a leader no matter what I do,” said Samantha.

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