Thursday, December 27, 2018

Gold Award Spotlight: Virginia Home for Adults: Inspiring Adults with Disabilities and Special Needs

Girl Scout Briana has earned her Gold Award, the highest honor and achievement a girl a can earn in Girl Scouts.

For her project, “Virginia Home for Adults: Inspiring Adults with Disabilities and Special Needs,” Briana wanted to inspire the residents of the home and let them know that they matter to the community. Briana’s project consisted of her updating three resident public spaces to make them comfortable and show the residents that someone cares about them.

“The root cause of my project was that many of the residents are financially unable to afford amenities and or personal services. I addressed this issue by making over three resident social rooms, creating a garden with seating outside and preparing a lunch celebration for the residents,” she said.

Her project showed her that people appreciate the kindness of strangers and that giving back to the community is extremely rewarding. She also gained leadership skills by learning how to delegate responsibility, planning ahead, and budgeting her money.

Because of her project, Briana said she will be able to take charge of certain tasks in the future to get the job done.

“My leadership skills will grow in the future because of all the planning and execution I had to do in order to manage Girl Scout Gold Award. This project has allowed me to gain endurance and to not give up when things get hard,” she said.