The Gold Award Support Committee meets every third Wednesday of the month. Proposal must be submitted two weeks prior to the meeting date to be reviewed. Meetings are at our Bedford Service Center or can be setup online via video conference.
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The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. Girls who earn this award show their courage, confidence and character to make the world a better place.
The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest and most prestigious award that Girl Scout Seniors and Girl Scout Ambassadors can earn. Fulfilling the requirements for the Girl Scout Gold Award starts with completing two Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador Journeys, or having earned the Silver Award and completing one Senior or Ambassador Journey. Each Journey you complete gives you the skills you need to plan and implement your Take Action project.
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After Shannon’s grandmother was diagnosed with cancer she knew that she wanted the do something to help cancer patients feel more comfortable. That's why Shannon McCullen decided to create Hats Against Cancer. Shannon created several kits that contained hat looms, yarn and programming ideas that has been given to the Brownell Library in Essex Junction, VT. These kits are now available for individuals and local organizations to check out in order to create multiple hats to be sent to other organizations in need, such as the Fletcher Allen/Vermont Cancer Center or to people in need during the cold New England winter.
As a child, her sister had received a stuffed animal while staying in the hospital. That stuffed animal provided comfort to her sister during an overwhelming experience. The positive impact of that stuffed animal to calm her sister in a stressful situation has stayed with Christie and she chose to make such a positive impact on other kids going through a similar situation, with her Project Monkey Shine. As a result of 20, 2-3 hour workshops and her YouTube video instructions, over 500 various unique, handmade, stuffed, monkeys and fish were donated to 5 hospitals!
How can you thank someone who has given the ultimate sacrifice? Abigail Blais answered this question with the help of VFW Post #10722 of Pelham, NH by creating a Memorial Wall. After much research, Abigail was able to document 20 residents who had died in action going all the way back to the French and Indian War after Pelham’s Incorporation. Several of Pelham’s founding father's families are honored all the way up through Daniel Gionet who recently died in Iraq. With the help of the VFW, a place for this commemoration was located; funds were raised to pay for the construction and plaque; and assistance was given in the renovation necessary to accommodate the Memorial Wall. In addition to the plaque, Abigail created a memory book telling about each of the fallen heroes. The Memorial Wall was dedicated on November 11, 2010.
The idea for Library Legacy came from Exeter on Hampton, a local Care and Rehabilitation Facility in Exeter, NH. Kelsey MacDonald saw a need at the facility for a true library, replacing single bookcase in a hallway, so she spoke to the facility’s Activities Director, and the project began. Through donation drives and fundraisers, Kelsey was able to accumulate enough books of both the normal and large print varieties as well as books on tape to not only fill several new bookshelves in a dedicated area of the facility, but also have some in storage to keep the options new and interesting to long-term residents. In doing this, she created a catalogue for the residents of all of the available materials, organized by genre, title and author, making locating the perfect read a much easier proposition.