Silver Award Project: Adopt a Grandparent

Submitted by Emily Sage

Northern & Northeastern CO

Loveland

Camryn and Peyton from Troop 71020 wanted to show nursing home residents some love during the COVID-19 pandemic. For their Silver Award project, they decided to adopt a nursing home in Loveland and partnered with The Courtyard of Loveland Assisted Living to develop an Adopt-A-Grandparent program. Camryn and Peyton started the program by making Thanksgiving treats for each of the residents and forming a group to sing socially-distanced, outdoor Christmas carols. To make their project sustainable, they asked Girl Scouts across Colorado to adopt a resident and send a Christmas gift and letter each month for the following year (2021). Peyton and Camryn plan to continue bringing small gifts to the residents for various holidays, such as the valentines they dropped off in February.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.