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GIRL SCOUT GOLD AWARD PROJECT: Bree Denbow, Arvada, “Free Little Library”

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What did you do for your Gold Award project?

I built a little book exchange at a local park and held a book drive at my school.

Why did you pursue this Gold Award project?

I have been in Girl Scouts a long time and I wanted to do something awesome because I am graduating soon.

How did your Gold Award project make a difference?

People come to the park and use the little library all the time to get and leave books, and people in the community have let me know how much they appreciate it.

What skills did you gain through earning your Gold Award?

I learned how to talk to people better, how to organize and contact people on my own.

How did you make your project sustainable?

I put it next to an elementary school, had my NHS look after it and made the little library water proof.

What was your connection to the national or global community?

My library is part of an international organization called The Little Library Organization.

What will you most remember about your Gold Award project?

What I most remember was how proud I was once the library was installed in the park.

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

I want to be a film director and film directors need to know how to creatively fix problems and how to be a leader, making it clear what people need to do.

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

I think it is important because I grew as a person and I was able to learn how to do lots of things and made something that I was very proud of. It also connected lots of lessons that Girl Scouts has taught me.

***IMPORTANT NOTE: This blog represents only a small fraction of the hard work, dedication and requirements that go into earning a Girl Scout Gold Award. It is simply a brief summary, which is meant to inspire Girl Scouts to Go Gold in the future. For more information on earning your Gold Award, please email



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