Young woman from Helper earns prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award
As Girl Scouts marks its 95th birthday on March 12, Girl Scouts of Utah would like to celebrate Brenda Davis from Helper who has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award.
Earned by only three percent of Senior Girl Scouts nationally, this award takes Senior Girl Scouts on an amazing journey to act upon issues that are important to them in pursuit of making the world a better place. Making the world a better place is the mission of the Girl Scouts and it is a lasting commitment that will make Girl Scouting relevant for another 95 years and beyond.
"The success of Girl Scouting is no accident. When Juliette Gordon Low founded Girl Scouts in 1912, she understood that girls need leadership skills to develop their full potential," says Girl Scouts of Utah's council CEO Elaine M. Gause. "We all have Juliette Gordon Low to thank for much of the advancement that has been achieved by girls and women in the past century, and today these 15 girls along with almost 10,000 others statewide are proud to take part in the world's best leadership experience for girls."
Earning the Girl Scout Gold Award is a major accomplishment in a Girl Scout's life. Brenda planned and implemented a community-service project that required at least 50 hours of work. Girl Scouts of Utah is proud to publicly recognize this local Girl Scout for such a significant achievement and making the world a better place.
Brenda scored a touchdown when she refinished her junior high school scoreboard for her Gold Award Project. Noticing that some of the lights were out and the paint was peeling, Brenda approached her principal and asked if something could be done. She enlisted the help of others to help with the painting and electrical repair. The project was completed on time and was ready for the start of football season. Through her leadership, the scoreboard looks great and the fans no longer have to keep score for themselves. Brenda goes to the football games not only to cheer for her favorite team, but to also see the pleased faces of the fans keeping an eye on the scoreboard.