Ariella Hirsch with Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast invented an articulated arm for wheelchair users, which she shared with local veteran organization and their members.
Katie Wu from Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast earns her Gold Award with the project, "Let the Music Speak!" She gave free piano lessons to children from low-income families to teach musicality and creativity.
Cecilie Rasmussen Now more than ever, it’s important to wear face masks to protect ourselves and those around us. But when those masks aren’t disposed of properly, they can do serious damage to our environment and the animals that inhabit it. On the other hand, not everyone can afford to buy pricey new reusable face … Continue reading Covid-19 Eco-Friendly Face Masks and Virtual Class – Cecilie Rasmussen
Celeste Elkort recognized the hardships that some of her unhoused community members were facing, and she wanted to do something about it. Although the pandemic shutdowns presented plenty of obstacles, Celeste remained determined. This Ambassador Girl Scout, a senior at Westlake High School, reached out to Trish Carruth at Calvary Community Church and started to … Continue reading Community Care Resource Handbook – Celeste Elkort
Sommer Salinas grew up attending military events and helping out wherever she was needed. Her uncle is the Commander in Chief for the Hollister Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) post 9242, and her family was the chosen Military Family of the Year in 2015 for the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) event. One … Continue reading Hollister Veterans of Foreign War Museum – Sommer Salinas
Olivia (Lulu) Gaitan is a senior at San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara. When she set out to begin her journey to the Girl Scout Gold Award, Lulu wanted to create a way for the teens and elders in her community to interact. In order to cultivate these intergenerational friendships, she created TeenAngels, a … Continue reading Friendship Has No Age – Olivia (Lulu) Gaitan
Maya Johnson is a current senior at Thousand Oaks High School. Upon visiting a pediatric therapeutic unit at a public health clinic, she noticed that a certain area was in dire need of renovations. Recognizing that the publicly funded clinic was not receiving the kind of attention it needed, Maya decided to take matters into … Continue reading Life Skills Center for Children with Various Abilities – Maya Johnson
Megan Wang is an Ambassador Girl Scout from Thousand Oaks, California, currently entering her junior year at Westlake High School. While volunteering at her local food bank, she noticed that young moms would often request diapers but there were usually none to give. A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows … Continue reading Motherhood Matters – Megan Wang
Jessica Shiflett, a current senior at Adolfo Camarillo High School, is half Thai and has had the privilege of visiting family in Thailand every summer. Year after year, she was shocked to see the number of visually impaired individuals on the streets in each city she went to. While Thai students in traditional primary schools … Continue reading Expanding the Minds of the Blind in Thailand through the English Language – Jessica Shiflett
Molly McNulty is a senior at Newbury Park High School. After noticing an increasing amount of reports on the death of regional predators, such as mountain lions, from the consumption of rodenticide, she became inspired to educate her community on the impact of these harmful chemicals on wildlife. Focusing on local owl populations, she noted … Continue reading Rodenticide and its Effect on our Local Wildlife – Molly McNulty