Here at Girl Scouts oh Ohio's Heartland, our members are working on some amazing Take Action projects for their Gold and Silver awards. Take a look below to learn more about what these Girl Scouts have been up to!
Georgia Ryan- Dishing Out Love- A Heart to Heart Tasting and Recipe
Georgia worked with a local Food Pantry to educate the families it served on how to make interesting and nutritious meals using limited ingredients and supplies. She saw a need for a better experience at the Food Pantry and wanted the families that utilize it to feel empowered to make healthy and enjoyable meals. She created recipe cards to distribute food from the pantry, hosted events where she offered samples, and demonstrated simple cooking techniques.
Rosalyn Duffus- Shake Rattle and Roll the Stereotypes Away.
Rose worked with members of the local Granville High School Band and the Granville High School Art Boosters to create an ongoing course to be offered by the Granville Recreation District to introduce girls to percussion instruments and combat the stereotype that percussion instruments are just for boys. She provided a camp for girls aged K-5 to expose them to different instruments and the idea that they are not limited to certain activities just because of their gender identity. Through her curriculum and camp experience, and education around stereotypes, Rose helped girls follow their musical passions!
Abigail Giffen, Samantha Wolfe, Sophia Martin-Shaheen, and Kayleigh Rickert of Troop 110 saw a need for more education about bees and pollinators. But they went beyond just starting a pollinator garden and calling it a day! These girls worked with multiple community partners to educate people and raise awareness about declining bee populations by planting a pollinator garden, making mason bee houses, screening the "Queen of the Sun" movie about bees, and creating brochures and other resources can educate people about bees. The group presented these materials at community events like Hilliard’s Earth Day Celebration and Franklin Park Conservatory’s Pollinator Palooza to further spread the word about their project and the importance of this issue.
Hike and Seek
Marissa DeLorenzo, Allie Jenkins, and Kate Shepherd of Troop 1228 wanted to make a local trail at Shale Hollow Park more fun and engaging for visitors to encourage them to get outside and enjoy nature. They especially wanted to focus on getting their peers to take a break from screens and enjoy the outdoors. They partnered with Preservation Parks and worked on adding interactive elements to the trail that was eco-friendly but interesting for park visitors and provided a scavenger hunt encouraging them to explore more. They created a pamphlet, made it available at the park, and promoted their project through the park’s website for visitors to enjoy for years to come.