Sunday, December 17, 2017

Kitty Hawk Girl Scout—and golfer—earns Silver Award

Shannon has earned the Girl Scout Silver Award—the second-highest honor and achievement a girl can earn in Girl Scouting. She's been a dedicated Girl Scout for 10 years!
Shannon said she had a lot of fun working with
Christy Roberts, P.E. teacher at First 
Elementary, left, and Principal Drew 

To earn her Silver Award, Shannon created a program for students who want to learn how to play golf. Shannon raised money to put together golfing equipment kits for schools in her school district to use.

Her program—called SNAG, or Starting New at Golf—allowed many students to try playing golf for their first time!

Shannon really enjoyed helping others learn a sport that she really enjoys. She had a lot of fun working with the teachers, too!

"Finishing my Silver Award was a lot of work but also a lot of fun," Shannon said. "My favorite part was teaching the P.E. teachers how to use the equipment and helping the kids learn how to play golf."

Shannon was able to purchase the golf equipment by taking donations from many local businesses. Because of her hard work, she also received a grant from the Carolinas Golf Association and donated equipment from the SNAG Company.

Shannon said some the schools in her district are already using the kits she put together. She hopes that each kit will help students learn about golf and how to play the game before they reach middle and high school so that when they're able to join school teams, they already know how to play.