Tag Archives: Sow What

Girl Scout Senior earns Harvest Award

Submitted by Jessica Spangler

Metro Denver

Denver

With the help of other girls in her troop, Girl Scout Senior Makayla earned the Harvest Award as part of the “Sow What?” Journey and created lasting change by educating and inspiring youth to appreciate local food and the impact of the food print on the environment.

The girls did many activities including art, games, stories, and videos to learn about food prints, commit to new food habits, learn about hunger, and give thanks. Then, they made a poster detailing why they should change the world for the better. Makayla created a goal: use her love of baking to educate others about buying local food!
The girls then dug deeper and tapped the knowledge of community experts. Armed with clipboards, they visited a local farmer’s market and asked important questions of the farmers while experiencing the amazing produce they had to offer.

Makayla’s plan involved creating a video to educate others about buying local food and food prints. While baking a gluten-free cake, girls took turns telling viewers what a food print is, how they will change their own habits, the importance of their project, and the wisdom passed on to them by the farmers. The girls pledged to improve their food network at the end of the video.

Makayla delivered the finished cake and video to Urban Peak, a homeless shelter for youth. She encouraged them to use the video to educate staff and youth at the shelter about their food prints!

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Exploring the “Sow What?” Journey

Submitted by Sharon Manning

Northern & Northeastern CO

Longmont

The Girl Scout Seniors of Troop 73392 have been exploring food deserts and the difficulties many families face in our community to feed their families. In one activity, the girls compared the cost of food and other common household items at a local grocery store versus Wal-Greens versus a convenience store.

The girls also toured The OUR Center in Longmont and spoke with the Director of Volunteer Services regarding their food market and services provided to the community. Our troop learned The OUR Center distributes 4,000 pounds of food each day, serves 300 meals each day, and needs almost 300 volunteers each week to accomplish this amazing feat.

The girls help support The OUR Center by participating in the Bowls for Hunger project through Crackpots Pottery Studio every year. Additionally, many of the girls and their families participate in the Empty Bowls fundraiser held each year in March.

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.