During the month of Sep tember, girls and leaders all over the country are rededicating themselves to Girl Scouts; 2012 is the organization’s 100th anniversary.
Girls in our troop are also celebrating their completion of the Silver Award. The end result of the Silver Award is a "Take Action" project de signed to empower and en courage girls to address issues they care about, and make a difference in their community, or possibly the world.
This past May, we held a Health and Safety fair for teen girls for our Silver Award project. During our event, we had six terrific speakers who came to present four different topics. We had many girls attend our event, and they all gave us positive feedback. We addressed our project by discussing the issue through many different topics that included "Street Safety," "The Teenage Brain," "Internet Safety" and "Loving Your Body."
We chose our event because we wanted to help at least one girl become a more confident happy person. When a Girl Scout completes a Silver Award project she realizes that people in the community share their feelings on the issues that they care about and are willing to help. We hoped that through this Silver Award project we could achieve this goal, spread the word about the issues we care about, and inspire others to do the same.
We would like to thank our host, Connie Flynn, the owner of ZenQuest Martial Arts.
Girls Scouts is very important to us. It is such an empowering feeling when you know that you have made a difference in someone’s life, or have helped to take action on the issues you care about. It really opens your eyes to issues in your community and the world. You realize that you can make a difference and the Girl Scout Silver Award allows girls to do just that. Girl Scouts has inspired us, and empowered us to take action and solve problems in the world.
The author’s are members of Girl Scout Troop 40558.