When I first got involved, it was honestly all about the badges, cookies and Girl Scout sisters. As I grew older and continued my journey, Girl Scouts provided me with a way to get involved in the community. The people within the Girl Scout …
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When I first got involved, it was honestly all about the badges, cookies and Girl Scout sisters. As I grew older and continued my journey, Girl Scouts provided me with a way to get involved in the community. The people within the Girl Scout community always bring new perspectives to the table. Scouting has taught me the difference between what is “just good enough” and what is going above and beyond. I am thankful for the opportunity to interact with and learn from other girls of character.
The top prize
The Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. It is earned by planning, designing and executing your own service project — and the project must continue helping the cause for several more years. My project addressed an issue close to my heart — music education in middle and high school. I developed a multi-media presentation explaining the benefits of music education in a student’s life geared toward fourth- and fifth-grade students and presented it to around 300 students. The visits will continue every year by a group of Thornton High School music students.
In my free time ...
Free time is not a term found in my vocabulary. Outside of Girl Scouting, I am an International Baccalaureate student at Thornton High School. I am also the drum major of the Thornton High School marching band, as well as a flautist in the wind ensemble and the pianist in jazz band. I am in love with making music in a group setting, and I have found my second family through band. I also participate in National Honor Society. I love learning new things and growing as a person. Thanks to Girl Scouts, I have certainly developed courage, character and confidence.
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