Sparkle + Shine for Girl Scouts ConnectZ

WOD Jewelry PostIn 1912, Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low sold her strand of pearls to fund the Girl Scout movement. Continuing in her legacy, guests at the Women of Distinction luncheon can participate in a jewelry silent auction to support Girl Scouts ConnectZ.

Last month, ConnectZ Girl Scout Troops had the opportunity to learn the craft of jewelry making and create their own charm bracelets to be shared at the 2016 Women of Distinction event. With the help of expert jewelry designer and Girl Scouts River Valleys staff member, Nicole HuebnerBriese, dozens of girls let their creativity shine. They tied knots, tinkered with tools, and designed bracelets with an original, handmade charm.

Each girl embedded an inspirational word into her charm, reflecting on a memorable moment in her life. Girls described how Girl Scouts has taught them to dream big and to truly be themselves. One girl shared, “Stand out! Don’t be afraid to be who you are.” Girls also encouraged one another as they brainstormed their word for their charm, saying, “You might be afraid to fly, but you can do it and you can soar!”

Each imaginative jewelry piece is as unique as the girl who made it! The charm bracelets will be available for purchase at the event, honoring the shared experience of what is means to be a girl of courage, confidence, and character. Join us at Women of Distinction and find your very own bracelet — to serve as a reminder to be yourself and find your reason to shine.