Monday, April 30, 2018

Virginia Beach Girl Scout Ambassador Haley has earned her Gold Award

Haley Brown has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor and achievement a girl can earn in Girl Scouting. Haley is a senior at Frank W. Cox High School.

Her project “Pallets for the Pantry,” allowed Haley to impact her community and draw attention to people in need of food all while reusing her resources wisely! Haley saw a need within her church to raise money and awareness for the food pantry and went straight to work.

She created works of art with the wooden pallets her church’s food pantry had lying around. The pallets, which would have been disposed of at the dump, are what the pantry receives food shipments on. She made a scarecrow, snowman, American flag and a towel rack.

Once her work was complete, she gave the art to the food pantry to sell to church members. The money raised went right back to the pantry.

“My project not only shows support for the environment but for those in my community in need of proper nourishment to help them stay alive and healthy,” Haley explained.

Haley was able to save several wooden pallets from ending up in a landfill and adding to the waste produced by society.

With the help of the youth at her church, Haley’s project will be sustained. The group plans to have a work day at least once a year to create similar works of art.

Haley learned valuable life lessons while she worked on her project, including how to manage her time wisely.