Friday, September 17, 2010

A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words

Brandy of Troop 76 wanted to make a difference in her community by educating local students on all aspects of photography, how to use a camera and related professions. The course was offered twice a week for four weeks. During the sessions, she brought in professional photographers, took the kids on field trips around the community to take pictures and also taught them how to scrapbook their photos for their memories. “My project taught children that our community has many beautiful things and opportunities to offer,” Brandy said when asked how her Gold Award project benefited the community. Through this project Brandy said she learned how much potential a person can have. Brandy, a graduate of Montevallo High School, attends the University of Alabama and is the daughter of Terry and Patsy of Centreville.

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.