Friday, December 14, 2012

Hoover High Student Goes Gold with Fun Run Project

Rebecca, a graduate of Hoover High School, recently earned the Girl Scout Gold Award. Rebecca earned her Gold Award for her project Fun Run to Fight Obesity. Her project focused on getting people to be more active with each other. Rebecca organized for her church to run one mile around the church’s playground. As they ran, they read signs with helpful tips about how to stay active and live a healthy lifestyle. Rebecca thought it was important to get people to interact while being active, since the prevalence of social media does not encourage face-to-face interaction.

“I think that the most successful aspect of my project was that I established an activity at my church that will have a long-term impact on both the church members and the community outside of my church that will hopefully keep them active and in touch with each other.
“By earning the Girl Scout Gold Award,” said Trish Coghlan, chief executive officer of the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama, “Rebecca 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