Thursday, February 13, 2014

Huntsville Senior Earns Gold Award for Animal Hope Chest Project

Isis, a senior at Bob Jones High School, recently earned 

the Girl Scout Gold Award. Isis earned her Gold Award for her project the Animal Hope Chest. Her project focused on educating people about animal cruelty and adoption. She held educational sessions where professional speakers taught attendees about animal care. Each person left with a bag of age-appropriate information about animal care, strays and adoption. Through her project Isis learned networking and public speaking skills, and she now wants to help her community in any way she can.

“I am looking forward for more projects to come, and I am definitely excited for what the Animal Hope Chest will do for animals of all kinds, everywhere,” said Isis.

“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, “Isis 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.

About the Girl Scout Gold Award
The Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting; it recognizes girls in grades 9 through 12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through sustainable and measurable Take Action projects. Since 1916, girls have successfully answered the call to go gold, an act that indelibly marks them as accomplished members of their communities and the world. For more information about the Gold Award, visit