Jessi of Troop 423 wanted to help kids that are involved in traumatic situations with her Bears for Babes Gold Award project. She worked with the Hoover Police Department by collecting and donating bears to be given to children to comfort them. Jessi learned how to properly disinfect the teddy bears so they were safe for children. Jessi also designed her own Junior Badge so that troops could continue collecting bears and impacting the lives of local children. Jessi is a sophomore at Oak Mountain High School and is the daughter of Jack and Cathy of Birmingham.
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.