Friday, August 24, 2012

Brook Earns Gold Award

Brook, a recent graduate of Christian Family Academy and member of Troop 35, earned her Gold Award for her project Heart to Heart. Brook worked with the volunteer North River Rescue Squad and the Berry Fire Department in Berry, Ala. to bring the building’s kitchen up to proper health food codes. Brook installed three new sinks, cabinets, painted to grill, built a shed for the grill, and laid tile and grout. The emergency squad operates solely on donations, and Brook thought that with proper health codes they might be able to have more cookouts to help raise funds.

“I learned I can do things I never thought possible, like laying tile,” says Brook. “I will always push my expectations. The sky’s the limit!”

The Girl Scout Gold Award is highest level of Girl Scout achievement. This award recognizes Girl Scout Senior and Ambassador’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.