BROOKFIELD, Conn. — Delaney Adams of Brookfield has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.
To earn her Gold Award, Adams created a program titled, “Commons’ Companions,” where Girl Scouts volunteered each month and visited residents of Brookfield Commons, a senior resident community.
Girl Scouts spent time with the residents by participating in games, planning activities and having conversations about their lives.
Adams organized and planned a candy-themed kick-off party with a performer, food, decorations, music, candy and over 60 handmade props crafted from candy wrappers.
Her project helped senior residents feel special and recognized, and addressed the lack of connection between the younger and older generations.
Brookfield Commons has adopted her program to continue in the future.
After graduation, she plans to study English and marketing in college.
Celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year, the Gold Award requires a high school age Girl Scout to spend at least 80 hours researching issues, assessing community needs and resources, building a team and making a sustainable impact in the community.
A Gold Award recipient’s accomplishments reflect leadership and citizenship skills that set her apart as a community leader. Nationally, only 6 percent of Girl Scouts earn the Gold Award.
The Girl Scouts all began more than 100 years ago with one woman, Juliette Gordon Low, who believed in the power of one girl. Girl Scouts of Connecticut are now more than 52,000 members strong. They are part of a sisterhood of 2.7 million around the globe.
“Since 1916, approximately 1 million Girl Scouts have made a sustainable impact in their communities,” said Mary Barneby, CEO of Girl Scouts of Connecticut. “We are so thrilled to honor a record number of girls this year and we are excited to see how many more incredible young women will continue to change the world in the next 100 years.”
For more information about the Gold Award or how to become a Gold Award volunteer or mentor, click here .
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