Silver + Gold Superstars in Belle Plaine, MN

Belle Plaine Higher Awards
Photos via the Belle Plaine Herald

Girl Scouts across our council have been busy this summer working on their higher awards, like Emily, KyLee, and Thea in Belle Plaine, Minnesota.

For their Silver Award project, Emily and KyLee started “Cuddles 4 Comfort,” an initiative to collect stuffed animals, notebooks, pencils, and books that can be given to children in crisis. KyLee’s was inspired to start the project after her younger brother almost drowned. On his way to the hospital, a first responder gave him a stuffed animal, which meant the world to him at the time. The girls want to comfort other kids experiencing difficult times through soothing items.

Their project has big plans to help kids in their community, and has been a huge learning experience for both Emily and KyLee. They say they’ve improved their organizational skills, public presentation skills, and self-confidence through their project.

While Emily and KyLee have been working on Cuddles 4 Comfort, Thea has been busy with her Gold Award project. Thea is an avid member of the Cyber Tigers, her high school’s robotics team. To attract more girls into Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (and hopefully start a robotics team for younger girls), Thea is organizing a weeklong STEM camp at Oak Crest Elementary school. Campers can learn about STEM and build robots – the camp is open to participants at no cost.

We’re looking forward to seeing how these awesome projects progress!

To learn more, check out the article on Emily, KyLee, and Thea in the Belle Plaine Herald.