Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Gold Award Starts Recycling Program

Laura of Troop 1100 used her Gold Award project to establish a much needed recycling program at Grissom High School, her former high school. Laura worked with sponsors, her former principal and Grissom Goes Green Environmental Club to bring the option of recycling. The “Join the Cycle, Be Smart Recycle” program will allow students to recycle everyday things such as lunch milk cartons. The sponsors will pay the fee required to pick up the recyclable products.

In addition to her recycling program, Laura created pamphlets filled with crossword puzzles and other games to show kids that recycling can be fun. Laura is a freshman at Calhoun Community College and is the daughter of Dale and Marlies of Huntsville.

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.