Five Triangle Girl Scouts have attained the Gold Award, which is the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. This is what they did for their Gold Award projects.
of Raleigh developed the “Art That Shows We Care” program to provide children with an opportunity to create art and inspire them to continue creating. She organized and led several art camps at elementary schools, a community center and for children in her neighborhood.
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Kelly also took a mission trip to El Paso, Texas and led art camps for Spanish speaking students.
Kelly is the daughter of Patrick and Suzette Brown and is a graduate of Leesville Road High School. She is a freshman at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Kelly was in Girl Scout Troop 154.
of Cary worked to raise awareness among her peers about poverty in the Appalachian region. Rachel has worked with the Appalachian Service Project for the past three years and wanted her Gold Award project to focus on helping families in that area.
Through a series of workshops she presented to other teens, Rachel provided facts and statistics about poverty in the Appalachian region and showed the participants simple ways they could help. She has collected over 600 pounds of clothing, school supplies and canned goods to donate to the organization.
Rachel is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Campbell and is a junior at Green Hope High School in Cary. She is in Girl Scout Troop 1799.
• Victoria Daniels of Raleigh created a program designed to provide dance education and information on healthy eating habits to children in her community.
Victoria put her project to work as a weeklong camp at the Raleigh Girls Club.
She engaged the girls at the club in modern dance activities. The healthy eating portion stressed the importance of making good food choices and reading nutrition labels. Victoria also provided participants with recipes for healthy snack options.
Victoria is the daughter of Keith Daniels and Tonya Koonce Daniels. Victoria is a senior at Enloe High School in Raleigh. She is a member of Girl Scout Troop 1725.
• Payden Reed of Cary updated and organized the volunteer database at Hospice of Wake County.
She learned that the organization had many volunteers in its system who wanted to give their time, but had not yet been paired with a patient.
The Hospice of Wake County’s data needed to be organized in a way that would allow volunteers to easily be found and paired with patients needing care or companionship.
Payden is the daughter of David and Janet Murdoch Reed and is a graduate of Apex High School. Reed was in Girl Scout Troop 328. She is a freshman at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee.
• Breiá Monet White of Raleigh focused on honoring veterans in her community by organizing a recognition ceremony for veterans at Antioch Bible Fellowship Church.
She also visited local facilities to volunteer her time and to hold recognition ceremonies for the resident veterans.
Breiá created and distributed a resource guide for veterans with contact information for veteran organizations in the community.
Breiá also created a youth resource guide with contact information for five local nursing and retirement facilities for individuals interested in volunteering there.
Breiá is the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Frank T. White and is a graduate of Garner Magnet High School. Breiá was in Girl Scout Troop 1150. She is a freshman at Howard University.