Girl Scouts

Girls Scout, Isabelle Jacobs, earns Gold Award

Q. What inspired your Gold Award project? A. I decided to build a butterfly garden at the Granite Reef Senior Center because of my love of butterflies and the desire to help prevent their extinction. I came home from pre-kindergarten and could not stop talking about bugs and wanting to be an entomologist so I could work with insects. This …

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Girls Scout, Katelyn Gosney, earns Gold Award

Q. What inspired your Gold Award project? A. Kim McKracken is the Ministry Coordinator for Our Saviors Lutheran Church where my troop meets. We were talking about ways that the troop could help the community. She said that there was a lack of community resources and education for emergency preparedness. The church supports my Girl Scout troop and the neighborhood …

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Girl Scout, Katelin Weber Creates Learning center

Q. What inspired your Gold Award project? A. My Gold Award project was inspired by all of my past teachers who have always provided my fellow classmates and I with all the supplies necessary to learn. I know that for many students their access to those supplies and books ends when the school day does. I knew that the Bridge …

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Girls Scout, McKinley Paltzik, Speaks to House of Representatives

McKinley Paltzik presented on behalf of the Girls Scouts on state bill 1184 regarding financial education and money management as part of the curriculum for students in Arizona. Her passionate speech was commented on by Aaron Lieberman, State Representative, via Twitter! McKinley is an eighth grade student at Phoenix Country Day School and a member of the PCDS Middle School …

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Girl Scouts, Trinity Flatt, earns Her Gold Award Through STEM

Q. What inspired your Gold Award project? A. I noticed children are not enjoying learning. My younger brother brings home a textbook and reads a chapter after his teacher gave a lesson earlier that day. He does not enjoy his classes and only memorizes the material to pass the test. When I was younger, my classes taught through hands-on learning, …

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Girl Scout Lauren Kuhman, Spreads Hiking Awareness

Q. What inspired your Gold Award project? A. Part of it, at first, was the surface level benefits (scholarships, recognition, etc). The other part was the excitement of completing a project, which had an impact, where I could say I changed something. As my project progressed my motives became solely focused on the desire to work towards a solution, and …

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Girl Scout, Hannah Suddarth, Creates Youth Gardens in Church Communities

Hannah is a recent Gold Award Girl Scout and her project entailed revamping her church community spaces into a youth garden. She implemented raised beds for gardening, tables and umbrellas. Since then, children have used this space as a learning center, an activity space and feature of the location. She learned how to project manage, collaborate with the community and …

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Girl Scouts Member, Alyssa Fink, Earns The Gold Award

Alyssa Fink, senior at Chandler Preparatory Academy, recently earned the Gold Award- the highest achievement within the Girl Scouts! Q. What inspired your Gold Award project? A. I have been fostering kittens for almost two years now, and have had the joy of caring for seven litters. A little over a year ago there was a litter of three – …

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Gold Award Girl Scout Recipient, Emma Norton

Emma Norton is a recent Gold Award Girl Scout. Her Gold Award project helped protect the Grand Canyon National Park by replacing more than twenty-year-old storage boxes, used for food and scented items. She replaced these with new and improved bins with Leave No Trace behind sticker educating visitors on how they can be responsible and help protect the park …

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Girl Scout Juniors Create Buddy Benches for Mesa Schools to Foster Kindness

Troop 487’s Juniors, Amber, Angelica, Aramina, MacKenzie, Madison, Taylor, and T’Shira, decided to address the issue of bullying in schools for their Bronze Award project. Their sister-Brownies– Jovana, Kelly, and Storm– assisted as well! After lots of brainstorming, the girls decided to make seven buddy benches to foster kindness and inclusion and provide a safe place for kids to go …

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