Girl Scouts of Western New York is proud to announce Angelina Fullone of Webster, NY, as a 2022 Gold Award Girl Scout. Angelina is a member of Troop 60834.
Project: Seed Library
The goal of my Gold Award project was helping the environment and to keep it green and clean. I addressed the root cause of what my project was trying to solve by placing seeds to plant in packets and giving learning experiences to the community while helping the environment.
The seed library is a small structure built to house seed packets for the community to take from and plant. (The concept is similar to Little Free Libraries.) Every week when I change out the seed packets and add more, the prior ones are always gone! I am keeping the seed library maintained and filling it with seed donations from Lowe’s. I spread word about my project through social media and articles.
About the Girl Scout Gold Award
The Gold Award project is the culmination of all the work a girl puts into “going for the Gold.” A Girl Scout’s project should be something that a girl can be passionate about—in thought, deed, and action that encompasses organizational, leadership, and networking skills. The project should also fulfill a need within a girl’s community (whether local or global) and create change that has the potential to be on-going or sustainable. Approximately 80 hours of community service are involved in the project. Completion of the Gold Award also qualifies the Girl Scout for special scholarship opportunities and she can enlist in the military at a higher starting pay grade.
The Girl Scout Gold Award, the most prestigious award in the world for girls, acknowledges the power behind each recipient’s dedication to not only empowering and bettering herself, but also to making the world a better place for others. These young women are courageous leaders and visionary change makers.
The Gold Award requires a Girl Scout to identify an issue and investigate it to understand what can be done to address the problem. The girl then forms a team to act as a support system, including a project advisor close to the issue who is not a troop leader or family member, while she leads the project. The Girl Scout creates a plan to ensure they know what steps they must tackle while working on the project. The Girl Scout submits a proposal for her project to her local Girl Scout council. After acceptance, the girl begins to work through the steps of their plan utilizing the assistance of her support team where necessary. Lastly, the project is used to educate and inspire others about the cause they are addressing.
For more information on the Gold Award, click here.