Thursday, April 2, 2015

Gold Award Spotlight: Hands on Faith

Girl Scout Ambassador Christina from Virginia Beach has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor and achievement in Girl Scouting. Christina has been a Girl Scout for 13 years and has also earned the Girl Scout Bronze and Silver Awards.

For her project, Christina hand painted a tree of life mural in three classrooms at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Norfolk. She chose this project in order to make the classrooms more inviting by adding some color to the white walls. The tree of life, which is a significant biblical motif, will also serve as a visual aid to enhance the learning experiences of children at the church.

Christina also hopes that her project will inspire others to make a difference in the church.

“My church community is important to me,” Christina said. “I wanted to do something to give back to them.”

The Gold Award requires girls to identify an issue in their community and carry out a Take Action project to address the matter through leadership work. Nationwide, less than 6 percent of eligible Girl Scouts earn the Gold Award, which adds Christina to an elite group of female leaders across the country with the honor.