We are just a couple weeks away from the Gold Award Reception to honor the highest and most prestigious achievement in Girl Scouting – the Girl Scout Gold Award!
What is the Gold Award? Each year, we recognize girls in grades 9 through 12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through sustainable and measurable projects, marking them as accomplished members of their communities and the world.
Today, we are highlighting a few of our amazing award recipients who worked to help children and teens with their Gold Award projects. These girls identified a cause they believe in and found a way to take action. These three young ladies, along with 26 other Girl Scouts, will be recognized at the Girl Scout Gold Award Reception on June 6 from 2:00 - 5:00 pm at the Doubletree Hotel in Tampa . They all are shining examples of what is means to be a Girl Scout!
Let’s Be Friends
Brandi Bennett’s project, Let’s Be Friends, was inspired by the film The Ultimate Gift, where she discovered how lonely it can be for children admitted to hospitals when their loved ones are not around. Brandi set out on a mission to stomp out loneliness by making care baskets for sick children staying at All Children’s Hospital.
“The night I saw that movie, I decided that I wanted to make care baskets for the kids that are lonely,” said Brandi. She filled her baskets wi...