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GIRL SCOUT GOLD AWARD PROJECT: Ariel Powers, Littleton, “Everyone Needs Someone”

Ariel Powers

What did you do for your Gold Award project?

I started an anti-bullying club at my school and we mentored a local middle school’s club so they are able to continue our club at the high school level.

Why did you pursue this Gold Award project?

I pursued this Gold Award project because one my best friends committed suicide due to being bullied.

How did your Gold Award project make a difference?

My Gold Award made people aware of the issue and how large it actually is. In fact, every member of my club was bullied at one point in their lives and it did change the way they thought of everything. It changed the way they thought of their own actions as well.

What skills did you gain through earning your Gold Award?

I gained perspective, realizing that everyone can be bullied and just because you are bullied doesn’t mean there is something wrong with you.

How did you make your project sustainable?

My project was sustainable by mentoring the middle school group to let them know we had a club that they can continue with in high school.

What was your connection to the national or global community

My global connection was to compare and contrast countries’ bullying rates to those of the United States.

What will you most remember about your Gold Award project?

I will always remember now that no one is alone and that we all need someone. Bullying is something that happens more often than it should, but we can make a difference.

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

My Gold Award project has taught me lessons I would not have otherwise learned. It taught me to work with others, above and beyond what Girl Scouts alone taught me. I also taught me to reach farther into the community to make a difference and that leading project like this can change you forever.

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

Finishing this project gave me a sense of self confidence that I had never had before.



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