A Girl Scout’s Gold Raises the Roof

“Finding Your Voice: The Power of Media” is the council-theme we have adopted and are promoting for the 2013-14 membership year. Truly, it seemed to me like a daunting task both for us and for our girls…then I found this story, which perfectly illustrates just what we are trying to say to girls…and to society: that we have the power to change the media’s perception of girls and women through our actions!

I hope you enjoy and will be inspired by this story as much as I was.

Brooke Ronhovde is a shining example of a young woman who found her voice while earning her Girl Scout Gold Award. She did it by combining her love of running with her generous heart, and following her passion to help those in need. The result: a sustainable fundraising event “Running for a Roof Fun Run/Walk” for Habitat for Humanity in Fremont.

Last Saturday marked the run’s second annual event and the intention is to continue doing this successful race every year in the Fremont community.

I wanted to share Brooke’s story with everyone, because not only did she find her voice, she demonstrated how the Gold Award can change the future for the better in such wonderful ways. Hearing about Gold Award projects growing, and being sustained by those around the project not only inspires others to find their voice (including adults that are no longer even eligible to earn their Gold Award.. like me!) but they also make us so proud of all of our Girl Scouts and the hard work it takes to make those projects happen!

Cheers to you Brooke for another event well done and for earning your Gold.

Now that we are at the beginning of the membership year, those of you within Girl Scout Girl Award age-range should be thinking about what you are planning to do this year to discover, connect and take action and earn your Bronze, Silver or Gold Award. You might already be thinking about your game plan for a project or have one in-the-works. I would love to hear about your projects and share that with our readers! What is everyone working on? I want to hear from you!! Ready, set – comment.

Yours in Girl Scouting,

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