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shine ceremony
girls change world

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award in Girl Scouting—created in 1916, this leadership award recognizes older girls who make a difference in their communities. Since 1916, approximately one million Girl Scouts have reached their Gold Award or the equivalent. Present award requirements call for an 80 hour take action project created and completed by each girl as a means to make a sustainable impact within their local community. In May 2017, GSSNE hosted the Girl Scouts Shine Ceremony where we honored twelve Gold Awardees at Warwick Country Club.

Each week we plan to feature a different Gold Award Girl Scout as a reminder of the incredible efforts and accomplishments of these G.I.R.L.s who are built of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place!

morgan kane

Morgan Kane, Troop 480, Bristol, RI

Gold Award Project: Girls Just Wanna Do Science!

What is your project and why is it important? I developed a monthly after school science program for middle school girls in my school district. Each month, participants came to the high school and conducted different hands-on experiments exploring principles of science. The purpose of my program was to get girls interested in science before they entered high school in order to expose them to more opportunities and to ultimately encourage them to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields as they grow older and pursue college.

What is your favorite aspect of being a Girl Scout? My favorite part about being a Girl Scout was being able to meet so many awesome girls with widely different interests, skills, and personalities that were all brought together for a common cause. I met so many of my friends who I probably otherwise would not have met through Girl Scouts and for that I am grateful.