Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Girl Scout Creates Leadership Club for Freshmen

Margaret, a Juliette Girl Scout and a Senior at Spain Park High School, was concerned about the freshmen that attend Spain Park High School. She wanted to help ease their transition between middle school and high school. She developed a club called FLIP (Freshman Leaders Improving and Progressing). In this club the students learned about healthy living, drug, alcohol and tobacco education and awareness, and how to become better leaders and increase their involvement in student clubs. Margaret worked with middle school counselors to share the club’s application process with incoming Freshmen. She plans to use one of the school system’s existing surveys to determine the success of the FLIP club’s messages. Through earning her Gold Award, Margaret has learned about meeting planning and is no longer self conscious about speaking in front of groups. Margaret, a Hoover resident, is the daughter of Susan and Michael. She plans to attend the University of Georgia in the fall.
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.