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Local Girl Scout Partners with Community Service Organizations To Earn Girl Scouts Highest Honor, the Gold Award
Meghan R. has completed all the requirements to receive the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve, the Gold Award.
Meghan worked with several organizations, which offer assistance to mothers and their children when they come to the organization in need. The organizations Meghan chose were St. Vincent de Paul Village, Gift of Mary’s Home and Christ the Redeemer Gabriel Project.
With the help of more than 45 volunteers, Meghan painted walls, murals, assembled book shelves, planted fruit trees, blackberry bushes and held a weekend long baby shower. “My project was service oriented rather than event oriented,” said Meghan. “The baby shower collected more than two mini van loads fully packed with supplies, furniture, diapers and clothes.”
It is a significant honor to earn the Gold Award. Girl Scouts who earn this award have demonstrated leadership skills, career planning, community involvement, and personal development. It takes two to three years of intensive work to complete all the requirements for the award. Less than five percent of girls who join Girl Scouts earn this recognition. A major component of earning the Gold Award is planning and completing a Gold Award Project that is a service to the community.
Meghan learned a lot through her community service project. “Planning is critical and being open to the ideas of others can help improve the process,” she said. “Sometimes what seemed like a roadblock instead turned into an opportunity.”
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