Karen, a graduate of Gadsden City High School, recently earned the Girl Scout Gold Award. Karen earned her Gold Award for her project Clothes for All. She focused on providing clothes for people who were in need because of house fires or other extenuating circumstances. Karen raised awareness about her project using word-of-mouth and flyers. She coordinated the donation of supplies to build an area for the clothes, plus she organized volunteers to help with the clothes closet. Karen’s project will be sustained by the youth of Bellevue Baptist Church so people will continue to benefit from her efforts.
“I hope that those that we help will be touched and be able to help someone else down the road as we have helped them,” said Karen.
“By earning the Girl Scout Gold Award,” said Sheila Smith, chief financial officer and interim chief executive office of the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama, “Karen 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.