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Girl Scout Gold Award Project: Dottie Deane, Littleton, “Bird Houses for the Sacred Heart Retr

Dottie Deane

Dottie Deane Littleton Regis Jesuit High School Bird Houses for the Sacred Heart Retreat House

What did you do for your Gold Award project?

I researched Colorado Birds and built 16 birdhouses for the Sacred Heart Retreat House in Sedalia. I also built a Purple Martin House that is 16 feet in the air.

Why did you pursue this Gold Award project?

Sacred Heart Retreat House is a beautiful area and was in need of bird houses so visitors could enjoy the native birds that live on or near the property.

How did your Gold Award project make a difference?

Provide homes for Colorado birds and allow visitors to enjoy the colorful species that inhabit the Sedalia area.

What skills did you gain through earning your Gold Award?

Project management, painting, woodworking, pipe fitting and time management.

What will you most remember about your Gold Award project?

Finally seeing the Purple Martin House hoisted up in the air.

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

I developed skills that will stay with me forever. Such things as woodworking, painting, working with adults and other scouts, budgeting and planning.

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

It was the culmination of all my years in as a Girl Scout. I loved being able to add lasting beauty to a place as special as the retreat house.



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