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Girl Scout Gold Award Project: Alisa Toland, Littleton, “Eyes on Uganda”


Alisa Toland Littleton Chatfield Senior High School Eyes on Uganda

What did you do for your Gold Award project?

Educated people about the poverty in Uganda as well as collected reading glasses to help the women in the bead for life program  to help make their life a little bit better and so they could see.

Why did you pursue this Gold Award project?

I pursued my Gold Award project because I was having a conversation with someone, and we were talking about bead for life and how most of the women in their program can’t see because they don’t have glasses. I wanted to help them out, but also educate the community about Uganda.

How did your Gold Award project make a difference?

My Gold project made a difference because I was able to change people’s lives by sending the glasses to Uganda and also because it made the people I educated about Uganda have a different perspective on life.

What skills did you gain through earning your Gold Award?

The skills I gained  through my Gold Award project would  be  public speaking skills, more leadership skills and some more organization skills.

What will you most remember about your Gold Award project?

What I will remember most about my Gold Award project would have to be some of the looks on peoples faces while I was doing the educational pieces.

How will earning your Gold Award help you in your future?

Earning my Gold Award will help me in the future by giving me more confidence when I have to speak to a room full of people I don’t even know. It will also help me by all the leadership skills I gained, and I am not afraid to walk into a room full of people and tell them “ok this is what I need  done.”

Why do you feel the Gold Award is an important part of your Girl Scout experience?

Because it’s the highest award you can earn in  Girl Scouts and you have to work hard for it!



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