What did you do for your Gold Award project?
I adapted and created supplementary art education and curriculum for a local homeschool association.
Why did you pursue this Gold Award project?
I am very passionate about art education and wished to spread resources to make it easier for parents and teachers to make art education a part of their classroom.
How did your Gold Award project make a difference?
My Gold Award makes art education accessible, which improves right brain learning, inquisitiveness, creativity, and empathy.
What skills did you gain through earning your Gold Award?
I gained networking and professional skills.
How did you make your project sustainable?
The homeschool program I worked with uses cyclical curriculum, so by making art lessons related to the curriculum, they could be reused almost indefinitely.
What was your connection to the national or global community?
I’ve put all lessons I’ve written on a website accessible to the public as a resource to schools and homeschoolers.
What will you most remember about your Gold Award project?
I will most remember the excitement of the teachers on receiving lesson plans and materials.
How will earning your Gold Award help you in your future?
Not only have I made meaningful network connections, but because I want to go into the art field, I already have a completed project to attest to my dedication and skills.
Why do you feel the Gold Award is an important part of your Girl Scout experience?
It was a fitting end to twelve years of dedication to Girl Scouts.
***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 firstname.lastname@example.org