Thursday, April 5, 2018

Virginia Beach Girl Scout Charlotte has earned her Silver Award

Girl Scout Cadette Charlotte Scalzi from Troop 467 has earned her Girl Scout Silver Award, the second highest honor and achievement a girl can earn in Girl Scouts.

For her project, “Charlotte’s Charms,” Charlotte created one-of-a-kind bracelets for girls and boys to show them they can “shine bright.” Her inspiration for the jewelry came from a quote Dumbledore, a well-known character in Harry Potter, said: “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

Charlotte’s mission is to inspire self-confidence and start a chain of kindness with each bracelet. Each bracelet is adorned with a star charm which serves as a reminder that the person wearing the jewelry is unique and loved.
Every month, she donates the jewelry to Connect With a Wish (CWW), an organization that helps foster children. When the kids enter foster care, they receive one of Charlotte’s bracelets. She also gives her accessories to her peers at school when they are going through a difficult time.

Her bracelets also come with a personalized message of inspiration, letting the recipient know how loved and special she or he is!