GIRL SCOUT GOLD AWARD PROJECT: Makayla Jewell, Colorado Springs, “Strike Out Injuries”

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What did you do for your Gold Award project?

I built a dug out for a school’s sports team, in need of a new home, and held a clinic to teach kids about how to stay safe and healthy during physical activities.

Why did you pursue this Gold Award project?

I wanted to pursue the project because I felt that my school’s softball field was not safe enough for visiting teams and my team to play on. Also, I feel that it is important for younger kids to learn how to take care of themselves and why its important.

How did your Gold Award project make a difference?

My project made a difference by allowing softball teams to feel safer as they play on our field, and educating kids on their health.

What skills did you gain through earning your Gold Award?

Leadership skills, communication, organizational, financial, and time management.

How did you make your project sustainable?

I built a structure that will stand for years to come and provide protection for athletes that preform on that field.

What was your connection to the national or global community?

I was unable to make these connections to my national and global community. However, I was able to make a connection through my city and state.

What will you most remember about your Gold Award project?

The most memorable part of my project will be that I am able to see my project for years to come. Also, how much fun I had working with a team on a hands on project.

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

My Gold Award will help my future by helping me see what kind of engineering fields are out there and helping me further my decision on what path I will take.

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

I feel that my Gold Award is an important part of my Girl Scout experience because I was able to use all of the laws that I have learned and grow up with since the starting my my Girl scouting experience.

***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 highestawards@gscolorado.org