Monday, July 9, 2018

Williamsburg Girl Scout Caroline has earned her Silver Award

Girl Scout Cadette, Caroline Fuller, has earned her Girl Scout Silver Award for her project “Full STEAM Ahead!”

For her project, Caroline developed her own STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities and shared them with students in public schools as well as the home school academy. With the help of her lesson plans, students in preschool through sixth grade crafted things like magnets and simple machines.

To the left is a photo of an activity Caroline put together to supplement a third grade classroom teacher's unit on counting money up to $2. She set up a store with prizes. Students chose two prizes, added up the total cost, and practiced paying (using play money) in two different ways. The students got to keep the prizes!

To sustain her project, Caroline kept a binder with all of the different lessons that she created so that they could be recreated in the future. In total, she taught over 25 lessons to children in the public school and home school academy.

Although Caroline has completed her leadership project, she is still teaching her lesson plans.

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.