Girl Scouts Highest Awards
Individual troops also choose take action projects to coordinate with their leadership journeys and higher awards, the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. Want to see what Girl Scouts across the country are accomplishing? Meet GSUSA’s 2018 National Gold Award Girl Scouts.
Hannah: Groveport Book Cart
Hannah is passionate about education, and is currently studying to become a teacher. When she learned that the Groveport Community School in Lancaster, OH did not have a library in the building, she worried that the students there would be left behind due to their lack of access to a diverse reading materials. She felt that every student deserves to have the same opportunities, so Hannah set out to help. She recruited volunteers to help her build a mobile book cart for the school, which would serve as a mobile library allowing their book collection to be shared between multiple classrooms. She also held a book and supply drive, which stocked her cart full of books, and some games. These collections were placed into the cart to be shared among classrooms, and extra books were placed into storage tubs at the school. Hannah also created a catalog system for the books to keep them organized, which she shared with the school so that the administration can continue to keep the library organized for future use.
Cadette Troop 48263 built buddy benches for a local school playground. Great job, girls!
Troop 43536 is passionate about animals and chose to support the Clermont to the Rescue humane society. When the girls delivered donations and their hand made cat toys to the animal shelter, they got to see behind the scenes and learn about what the program needs. This is what led them to creating dog beds for the shelter to use for their adoption photos. The girls learned how to use tools safely and repurposed wooden shipping crates into four dog beds, even making pillows for the beds. As a result, the shelter is able to use these adorable beds to showcase their available pets. The girls worked at least 20 hours and were empowered by learning how to use tools and that they can make a difference.
Troop 46276 helped the Loveland Symmes Fire Department as part of their Bronze Award. The Girl Scouts brought handmade stuffed animals and blankets to stock ambulances with, which can be used to comfort pediatric patients.