Monday, July 23, 2018

Girl Scout Mia has earned her Silver Award

Girl Scout Cadette from Troop 13 in Virginia Beach, Mia Mcmillan, recently earned the Girl Scout Silver Award for completing “We are kindergarten and we like to Read, Read, Read," a project she designed and implemented.

Passionate about reading, Mia went to Holland Elementary School and taught kindergarten students the importance of reading. She used Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss Month to teach the students in a fun and engaging way. 

Mia led a variety of activities such as a word sort game, Seuss name puzzle, wall cards, group reading and so much more! She also decorated the classroom to fit the Dr. Seuss theme using door designs and a large banner where the students could pledge to read more often. She worked alongside the kindergarten teachers in picking out new books, rotating reading materials and organizing the stations. Mia left her students with the message “Keep reading and as Dr. Seuss says, Oh the Places You’ll Go."

The Girl Scout Silver Award is the top award that middle school age Girl Scouts can earn. To earn the award, girls have to identify a need in the community and carry out a Take Action project to address the matter through leadership work.