(From today’s GSUSA’s Blog)
Nicole, Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast
Girl Scout Nicole recently earned the Gold Award for her project, Back to Basics, to pay homage to her grandmother, who’s in a sewing circle, as well as introduce the art of sewing to kids—both girls and boys. Nicole’s goal was to create 150 beautiful dresses to donate to local homeless shelters and beyond, through the Little Dresses for Africa organization. To start, she collected new and gently used pillowcases for a workshop to teach beginners sewing skills. Additionally, though not part of her initial plan, Nicole sent completed dresses to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, allowing her to play a small part in helping those who were affected.
Learn more about Nicole’s Back to Basics.
Gold Award Girl Scouts are recipients of one of the most prestigious awards in the world for girls. By the time they put the final touches on their seven-step projects, they’ll have addressed a significant problem in their community—not only in the short term, but with a plan to sustain the work for years into the future. They’re also eligible for college scholarships and to enter the military one rank higher than non–Gold Award Girl Scouts.