Sunday, March 13, 2016

Gold Award Spotlight: Change in Scenery

Megan, a Girl Scout Ambassador from Virginia Beach, has earned the Gold Award, the highest honor and achievement a girl can earn in Girl Scouts.

For her project, Megan painted a mural in The Hoy Center, a nursing care facility, in Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay. Megan’s mural updated a wall where a mural had been painted 10 years ago, but had begun to deteriorate. Megan chose a bright beach scene for her mural to be a fun and uplifting sight for residents at Westminster-Canterbury.

Megan also donated adult coloring books for the residents at Westminster-Canterbury and taught art classes for any of the residents who wanted to participate.

“I have helped do volunteer work before, but this was the first project I was in charge of,” Megan said. “I enjoyed the responsibility and will continue to work with the residents at Westminster-Canterbury.”

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