Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Gold Award Spotlight: Arts and Crafts with Kylie

Kylie, a Virginia Beach Girl Scout, has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor and achievement a girl can earn in Girl Scouting.

For her project, Kylie created an arts and crafts class at First Colonial Inn, a senior living community. During each session, Kylie led residents in creating a new craft project for them to keep. They made wreaths, sun catchers, clay bowls, picture frames, greeting cards and more. Kylie also helped the seniors create a large, grapevine wreath and a mosaic table that are on display for everyone at First Colonial Inn to enjoy. Kylie’s arts and crafts sessions were not only a fun experience, but also helped the residents maintain motor skills and stimulate the creativity in their brains.

“No matter what age someone is, they can express themselves through art,” Kylie said.

Kylie held classes twice a week for six months. They were so popular that the classes will continue with the help of staff at First Colonial Inn. 

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 Kylie to an elite group of female leaders across the country with the honor.