Kristen’s love for animals inspired her to develop a dog fair for her Gold Award Project. Kristen approached Madison City officials with the idea of hosting a Dog Day Fair to help officially open the new dog park at Mill Creek Greenway. The Dog Day Fair included vendors, educational material, homemade dog treats and contests. “Knowing the City of Madison loved the idea and that they will take it over next year is the most successful aspect of my project. The fact that I started this awareness event that will make more people aware of needs of animals and how to take care of their pets makes me feel like it was a huge success, “states Kristen. Kristen is a junior at Bob Jones High School and is the daughter of Tony and Kim of Madison.
The Gold Award is highest level of Girl Scout achievement. This award recognizes the Senior & Ambassador Girl Scout’s commitment to herself, her community, and her future. The girl who goes for the Gold embraces challenges, achieves excellence, and works diligently to make the world a better place, in her own unique way. Her leadership, vision, and boundless energy is an inspiration to all Girl Scouts. Each girl earning her Gold Award demonstrates excellence through a leadership project totaling more than 65 hours. Girls who earn their Gold Award are also recognized by the President of the United States, the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Armed Services, state legislatures, colleges and universities for admission and scholarship opportunities, and the American Legion.