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Girl Scout Gold Award Spotlight: Animal Causes

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The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest and most prestigious achievement in Girl Scouting. Gold Award Girl Scouts represent a very elite group of young women with fewer than 6% of Girl Scouts earning the award annually. Recently GSWCF honor 33 Girl Scouts from west central Florida at the annual Girl Scout Gold Award Ceremony.

Started in 1916, the best and brightest have undertaken projects to improve their communities – and the world. Today, we are putting the spotlight on Gold Award Girl Scouts who developed projects with a focus on animals. From equestrian safety to homeless pets these girls created projects to help the lives of animals. 

Jasmine, Lithia

Jasmine’s project Making Jumps Safer addressed visibility issues associated with horseback riding. Jasmine advocated for her project and developed a plan to paint the jumps at Bryan Stables bright colors to help increase jump visibility. She recruited volunteers from various volunteers groups to help wash, sand, and paint all of the jumps at the stables. In addition, Jasmine wrote an article about her project that was published in the Osprey Observer and Talon newspapers.

Jessica, Clearwater

Jessica educated dog owners on the proper precautions necessary when taking pets out on the water with her project Dog Boating Safety. She created an informative video demonstrating how to properly use doggy life jackets and what other materials should on the boat if a dog is present.

Jealiany, St. Petersburg 

Jealiany’s focused on the homeless pet population in Pinellas County with her Paw Patrol project. She discovered only one local homeless shelter allows pets causing many pet owners having to abandon their pets which eventually end up in animal shelters. Jealiany brought awareness to the cause by hosting a donation drive event at the SPCA to support animals in need. Her project will be sustained by Northeast High School’s Student Government Association who will host an annual animal toy and food supply drive in the month of April for National Pet Day.

Learn more about other 2019 Gold Award Girl Scouts.

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