Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Gold Award Spotlight: "BBB" Native Garden

Girl Scout Ambassador Lois earned the Gold Award by completing her project titled, “BBB Native Garden.” Lois took action when she learned that pollinators like birds, bees and butterflies (BBB) are in danger of population decline in our area.  

Lois’ project included two parts. First, she set out to plant a garden that attracted native birds, bees, and butterflies to the area with a goal of having it act as a sustainable source of food. The second part was creating a detailed video lesson plan for 1st, 3rd, and 5th graders in her church’s youth group that taught them about native pollinators and conservation. 

Lois shared her curriculum with volunteers from Trinity Lutheran Church in Newport News, VA and explained how planting Virginia native species attracts pollinators and why it was important. After seeing the video and getting an orientation, volunteers then donated their time to help Lois plant a BBB garden at Trinity Lutheran Church. Lois purchased supplies she and the volunteers needed from the proceeds earned from her participation in the Girl Scout Cookie Program. 

Her project proved to be successful! Lois reported lots of pollinator activity on site and positive feedback from her students. 

 “My church not only gained the successful butterfly garden as an asset, but they also gained useful knowledge about the life of butterflies and other insects, and the importance of conservation.” 

Congratulations, Lois!

Girl Scout Ambassador Lois