Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Hoover Graduate Earns Gold for Promoting Healthy Living

Kaitlin, a graduate of Hoover High School, recently earned the Girl Scout Gold Award. Kaitlin earned her Gold Award for her project A Girl’s Guide to Healthy Living. Her project focused on teaching girls how to live healthy lives. She organized a conference for younger Girl Scouts, where girls learned about body image and staying healthy in high school. Kaitlin spread the word about her project throughout the community to encourage others to live healthy lifestyles as well.

“I think it really helped those girls to see that other, older girls had been healthy through middle and high school, so they could do it too. I think it really boosted the younger girls’ self esteem and helped them look to a bright, healthy future,” said Kaitlin.

“By earning the Girl Scout Gold Award,” said Trish Coghlan, chief executive officer of the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama, “Kaitlin has become a community leader. Her accomplishments reflect leadership and citizenship skills that set her apart.”

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. Some universities and colleges offer scholarships unique to Gold Award recipients, and girls who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces may receive advanced rank in recognition of their achievements.
The Girl Scout Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting; it recognizes girls in grades 9 through 12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through sustainable and measurable Take Action projects. Since 1916, girls have successfully answered the call to go gold, an act that indelibly marks them as accomplished members of their communities and the world. For more information about the Gold Award, visit girlscoutsnca.org/gogold.